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IHbitor, 
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18 Somerset Street, Boston. 



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C. B. TILLIKGHAST, CHARLES KNOWLES BOLTON, 

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INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



A Copy of the Records of the Rev. Thomas 
White, of Bolton, Coun., 160, 307, 408 

A Plantation on Prince George's Creek, Cape 
Fear, No. Carolina, 469 

A Problem of New England Genealogy- Re- 
ply, <3 

Abstract? of English TV ills, 65 

Account of Dr. William knelling; also of His 
Nephew, John Snelling, and^Soine of His 
Descendants, 342 

Additions to Positive Pedigrees and Author- 
ized Arms of New England, 185 

AUU-n, Query, SI 

Alder: , Rosinda, Query, 275 

Alden <■; uealogy, 54, 162, 362, 435 

A.!.. c, Matthew, Aucestry of Wife of, 85 

At!"*i '•-., N. V -, Records of, 84 

American Revolution, Boston Prisoners in 

A»cv-try of Matthew AUyn's Wife, 85 

A i.>.rt a ■'*, Henry of Taunton and the Calves 

Pasture* 16 
An Karly Governor of New Somersetshire, 

441 
A agio-Americans, Biographical Handbook of, 

Autographs, see Illustrations. 

Baker, Query, 273 

Baker, John Israel, Note, 372 

Barnard, Query, 78 

Barns, Barnes, Query, 78 

Barnstable Families, 'by the Late Amos Otis, 

Esq., 206 
Basset, Query, 81 
Bates and Hull, Query, 80 
Batt and Byiey Families of Salisbury, Mass., 

English Ancestry of, 44, 321 
Beach, Query, 17i' 
Bells in New England, 145 
Benefactions to Harvard College Located in 

Chelsea, Mass., 64 
Bennett, Query, 274 
Bevin, Query, 276 
Bigelow, Query, 79 
Biographical Handbook of Anglo-Americans, 

488 
Biographical Sketches (see also Necrology)— 
Colburn, Eliza Ann, 104 
Forsyth, Harriette Marie, 404 
Winsor, Justin, 403 
Blake, Query, 270 

Bolton, Conn., Records of the Rev. Thomas 
White, The First Paotor ot the Church in, ISO, 
307, 408 
Bond Family Records, 464 
Book Notices— 

Abercrombie's Fuller Genealogy, a Record 
of Joseph Fuller, Descendant of Tho- 
mas Fuller ot Woburn and Middleton, 
Mass., 306 
Abraham Howard of Marblehead, Mass., 

and his Descendants, y7 
Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts, 1780 
-1801, 282 



Book Notices — 

Adams's Genealogical History of Henry 
Adams of Braintree, Mass., and his 
Descendants, also John Adams of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., 284 

A Genealogical Kecord of the Minot 
Family in America and England, yO 

Allen's Phinehas Allen's Descendants, 285 

Ancestors and Descendants of Francis 
and Ebenezer Cobb ofPiympton, Mass., 
and Cornish, N. II., 98 

Ancestral Register of the General Society 
of the Daughters of the Revolution, 00 

Ancestry of Margaret Wyatt, Wife of 
Matthew Allyn of Braunton, Devon, and 
Later of Windsor, Conn., 397 

Andover. Massachusetts — Proceedings at 
the Celebration of the Two Hundred 
and Fiftieth Anniversary of Incorpora- 
tion. May 20, 1890, 305 

Annual Report of the American Histori- 
cal Association for 1S9G. 393 

Annual Report of the Connecticut Histo- 
rical Society, 95 

Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island, 
Vol. IX-, 01 

Avery Notts and Queries, 2*6 

Bates's Records of Rev. Roger Viets, 91 

Benjamin Lundy, the Anti-Slavery Or- 
ganizer, Editor, Lecturer and Traveller, 
his Ancestors, Descendants and Other 
Near Relatives, 306 

Benjamin's Report of the Historian of the 
District of Columbia Society of the Sons 
of the American Revolution, 1895 and 
1896, 90 

Bent's The Wayside Inn ; its History and 
Literature, 93 

Bigelow's Concerning Some Bigelows in 
the Revolution, 285 

Bolton's Philip Gereardy of New Amster- 
dam, Landlord of the City Tavern, and 
his Rhode Island Descendants, 397 

Bolton's Brookline^ The History of a Fa- 
vored Town, 282 

Bonney'3 The Bonney Family, 306. 

Book of Biographies.— Grafton County, 
New Hampsuire, 96 ' 

Brackett's Descendants of Anthony Brack- 
ets Portsmouth, N. H., 4?4 

Bradford's- History "of Piimouth Planta- 
tion," 389 

Brigham's Official Report of the First 
American Tyler Reunion at North An- 
dover, Mass., 1896, 98 

Brigham's Official Report of the Second 
American Tyler Family Reunion, Aug. 
25, 1=97, 307 

Briggs's Genealogies of the Families of the 
Name of Kent in the United States, 
A.D. 1295-1 593, 396 

Brown University Class of '72, 283 

Bulloch's A History and Genealogy of the 
Family of Bailiie of Dunain, 39(i 



IV 



Index of Subjects. 



Book Notices — 

Celebration of the One Hundredth Anni- 
versary of the Roxbury Charitable 
Society by the .First Church, Roxbury, 
1794-1894, 95 

Chamberlain's John Chamberlain, the In- 
dian Fighter at Pigwacket, 3 l J4 

Charleston, S. C. Year Book, 1897, 4S3 

City of Beverly, with Mayor's Address at 
Organization of the City Government, 
390 

Clarke's Jacob Kuhn and.his Descendants, 
98 

Claypool's The Scotch Ancestry of Wil- 
liam McKinley, President of the United 
States, 265 

Cokayne's Some Account of the Lord 
Mayors and Sheriffs of the City of Lon- 
don, 100 1-1020, s9 

Collections of the Connecticut Historical 
Society, 92 

Col. John Gorham's " Wast Book," Fac- 
similes, With Notes by Prank William 
Sprague, 397 

Colonial Laws of New "Y ork from 1004 to 
the Revolution, 5 vols., 89 

Coues's Journal of Jacob Fowler, Narrat- 
ing an Adventure from Arkansas to the 
Sources of the Rio Grande del Norte, 
1821-22, 3yl 

Curry's Peabody Educational Fund— A 
Brief Sketch of George Peabody and a 
History of the teabody Educational 
Fund through Thirty Years, 393 

Davis's The General Court and Land Bank 
Litigants, 91 

Dawson's The Voyage of the Cabcts — 
Latest Phases of the Controversy, 451 

Denissen's. Schell — Researches After the 
Descendants of John Christian Schell 
and John Schell, 285 

Dimock's Births, Marriages and Deaths in 
Coventry, Conn., 1711-lfc44, 93 

Dodge's Genealogy uf the Dodge Family 
of Essex County, Mass., 1029-1898, 434 

Doty'a The Doty-Doten Family in America. 
Descendants of Edward Doty, an Emi- 
grant by the Mayflower, 1620, 96. 

Drew's The Ancient Lstate of Governor 
William Bradford, 283 

Drununond's Henry Andrews of Taunton, 
285 

Dudley's Supplement to the History and 
Genealogy of the Dudley Family, 4S1 

Early American Poetry— The Poems of 
Roger Wolcott, Esq., 1725, 280 

Eaton's Eaton Grange and Notes of An- 
drews, Kimball and Eaton Family, y7 

Eliot Miscellany, 284 

Eilerv and Bowditch's Pickering Genea- 
logy, 289 

Elliot's Somerville's History, 264 

Ellsworth's Account of John Bailey of 
Salisbury and Newbury and Some of his 
Descendants, 2e>5 

Fuirbanks's Genealogy of the Fairbanks 
Family in America, 1033-1897, 90 

Family of John savage of Middletown, 
Conn, — Supplement, 4^4 

Fan: a worth's Furnsworth Memorial. 97 

Fifth Annual Gathering of the Bailey- 
Bayley Family Association at North 
Scituate, Mass., sept. 0, 1897, 397 

First Annual Reunion of the Descendants 
of Col. George Buchanan, y8 

first Record Book of the Society of Colo- 
nial Dames in Rhode Island, 284 

Fitchburg Historical Society Proceedings, 
282 

Fitts's Genealogy of the Fitts or Fitz 
Family of America, 2e5 

Flint's The Bockee Family (Boucquet), 
1641-1807, 97 

Fourth Annual Gathering of the Bayley- 
Bailey Association, US 



Book Notices — 

Franklin and Marshall College Obituary 
Record, 00 ' 

Genealogy of the Carleton Family, 397 

Genealogy of the Sovereigns of Great 
Britain, 97 

Goode's The Smithsonian Institution- 
Its First Half Century, 270 

Goodwin's Goodwin Families of Ameri- 
ca, 285 

Graves's History of the Class of 1856 of 
Amherst College, 1852-1896, 92 

Greenwood's Jacob and Hannah (Law- 
rence) Schieffelin of New York, 98 

Griffith's Prospectus and Year Book of 
the Knowlton Association uf America, 
98 

Haliburton, A Centenary Chaplet, with 
Bibliography, 3'Jl 

Ilalliday's Genealogical Blank No. 1, 283 

Hapgood's The Hapgood Family Descen- 
dants of Shadrack, 1050-Imi-S, 4S4 

Harvey's History of Lodge No. 61, F. and 
A. M., Wilkesbarre, Pa., 89 

Hayden's Brief sketch of Captain Joseph 
Davis and Lieutenant William Jones, 
who were slain by the Indians, April 
23, 1779, 90 

Hazen and Speare's A History of the 
Class of 1854 of Dartmouth College, i~-i 

Hibbard's History of Goshen. Connecti- 
cut, with Genealogies anu Biograpnics, 
390 

Hill's Genealogical Notes of the Whip- 
ple-Hill Families, 97 

Hill's Family Genealogical and Histori- 
cal Association— First Annual Report, 
484 

Historical Address of the Rev. Edward 
A. Chase attlie Centennial Celebration 
of the Congregational Church, Hamp- 
den, Mass., 1885, 394 

Historical Society, Eliot, Maine, Frost 
Commemoration, 254 

Hedge's Henry Andrews of Taunton and 
the Calves Pasture, 285 

Hord's Genealogy of the Hord Family, 
285 

Howland— Crocker— Jenkins — ilclbrook, 
A Genealogy, 98 

Hoyfs The Old Families of Salisbury and 
Amesburv, Massachusetts, with Some 
Related Families of Newbury. Haver- 
hill, Ipswich and Hampton, 95, ;■>.*: 

Humeston's Leeds; A New Jersey Fam- 
ily, 97 

James's James-Stites Genealogy, 397 

James Rogers of Londonderry and James 
Rogers of Dunbarton, 285 

Johnson's Silas Sweet Of New Bedford, 
Mass., and Bradford, Vermont, and his 
Descendants, :-(97 

Jordan's The Military Hospitals of Beth- 
lehem and Little Pennsylvania during 
the Revolutionary War, l j(i 

Journal of the Thirty-Second Annual En- 
campment, Department of Massachu- 
setts, G.A.R., Boston, Mass., 4*:j 

Kelley's A Genealogical History of the 
Kelley Family Descended from Jo.-epb 
Kelley of Norwich, Connecticut, 3913 

Kelley and Upham's Cpham and Am- 
herst, N. H., Memories, 97 

Kent's Memoirs and Letters of James 
Kent, LL.D., 388 

Kimball's Kimball Family News. 2vj 

King's The King Genealogy and ufl 
Branches, 97 . ., _ 

Lea's The English Ancestry of the fan- 

ilies of Bait and Biley, w> 
Lefflngwell's Leffingwell Record, ^o 

Letters Written During the Cjvu ■ •• ■+-, 
1861-1865, 4s4 , , 

Lincoln's Four Generations of Uu *> ftmu 
Family in America, 397 



Index of Subjects. 



Book Notices— 

Lincoln's The Lincoln Family rind Branch- 
es of Wareham, Mass., 96 

Lineage and Family Records of Alfred 
Wynian Hoar and bis Wife Josephine 
Jackson, 397 

List of Ancestors and Descendants of 
Johu Howell Wells, 280 

London's The Sandwiths of Helmsley, 
Co. York, 90 

Lord's Industrial Experiments in the 
British Colonies of North America, 314. 

Lord's Memorial of the Family of Morse, 
96 

Macray's A Register of the Members of 
St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford, 
from the Foundation of the College, 94 

Manchester's in Memoriam — Caleb Davis 
Bradlee, D.D., Ph.D., 1831-1897, 387 

Marstou's Marston Tabular Pedigree, 280 

Mason's Preliminary Notes on the Gene- 
alogy of the Sampson Mason Family, 
9? 

Maxwell's The Maxwell Family, Descen- 
dants of John and Ann .Maxwell, 1701 
-1394, 396 

Mayo'a Mortuary Record from the Grave- 
Stones of the Old Luriai Ground in 
Brewster, Mass., 392 

Medford Historical Register— 
Vol. L, No. 1, 2?3 
Vol. I., No. 2, 390 

Moore's American Ancestral Chart, 93 

More's Historical Journal of the More 
Family, 280 

Morris's The Ancestry of Lydia Foster, 
Wife of Stephen Lincoln of Oakham, 
Mass., 397 

Morrison's Poems of Robert Dinsmore, or, 
"the Rustic Bard," 390 

Moses Marcy and his Descendants, 98 

Mower's Cutler Genealogy, 285 

Munsell'a American Genealogist, 88 

Nantucket Historical Association, Vol. I., 

Nelson's Alexander Hamilton in New 
Jersey, 91 

Kelson's Genealogy of the Doremus Fam- 
ily in America, 285 

Nelson's Life and Adminstration of Gov- 
ernor William Burnet, 281 

Nichols's Wilmington Records of Births, 
Marriages and Deaths, 1730-189.S, 4*4 

Noad's Pedigree of the Royal Family of 
Great Britain, 90 

Paine's A List of Early American Broad- 
sides, 1680-1800, belonging to the Li- 
brary of the American Antiquarian So- 
ciety, 95 

Paine's A List of Early Imprints, 1640- 
1700, belonging to the Library of the 
American Antiquarian Society, 95 

Parshall's Barker Genealogy, 2>0 

Phelps's Address at the Monument at Lau- 
rel Run, Luzerne Co., Fenn., 90 

Pierce's Batchelder, Batcheiler, Genealo- 
gy, 2*5 

PUlsbury Genealogy, 397 

Pope's Cheney Genealogy, 285 

Pratt's Phinehas Pratt and some of his 
Descendants, 96 

Prescott's Genealogical Memoir of the 
Roulhac Family in America, 285 

Presson's John Winchester, 1616-1694, and 
One Line of his Descendants, 232 

Prince's Princes— Records of Uur Ances- 
tors, 97 

Proceedings of Fitchburg Historical So- 
ciety, 232 

Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Meet- 
ing ot the Hills Genealogical and His- 
torical Association, 4H 

Publications of the American Jewish His- 
torical Society, 94 



Book Notices- 
Publications of the Rhode Island Histori- 
cal Society, Vol. VI., Nos. 1 and 2, 390 
Register of the Society of Colonial Wars 

in the District of Columbia, 90 
Register of the Society of Colonial WaPB 

in the State of Missouri, 284 
Register of the Society of Colonial "Wars 

in the State of New Hampshire, 284 
Register of the Society of Colonial Wars 

in the State of Ohio. 284 
Report of the Proceedings of the First 
Reunion of the Bassett Family Associ- 
ation, 3897, 397 
Representative Men of Massachusetts, 

1890-1900, 4S3 
Reunion of John White's Descendants at 

Salem Willows, Mass.. 286 
Richard "Williams of Taunton and his 
Connection with the Cromwell Family, 
93 
Bobbins Battell, 95 

Roberts's History of the Military Com- 
pany of the Massachusetts, now called 
the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company of Massachusetts, 482 
Roger Williams Calendar, 90 
Rowland's Life and Correspondence of 
Charles Carroll of Carrollton, 1737-1832, 
3-37 
Savage's Register of Stratford-on-Avon, 
in the County of Warwick, Baptism?, 
1558-1052, 92 
Second Annual Report of the State His- 
torian of the State of New York, 233 
Sellers's Captain John Avery, President 
Judge at the Whorekill in Delaware 
Bay and His Descendants, 235 
Services in Commemoration of the Two 
Hundredth Anniversary of the First 
Election of Warders and Vestrymen of 
the Parish of Rye, N. Y., 1895, 393 
Sharples's Family Record, 283 
Shotweii's Annals of Our Colonial An- 
cestors and Their Descendants. 390 
Shotweii's Excerpts from Annals of Our 
Colonial Ancestors and Their Descen- 
dants, 390 
Smith's A Memorial of Rev. Thomas 
Smith (Second Minister of Pembroke, 
Mass.), and his Descendants, 97 
Southworth's Descendants of Constant 

South worth, 97 
Spalding's Spalding Memorial, A Genea-^ 
logical History or Edward Spalding of 
Virginia and Massachusetts Bay and 
His Descendants, 390 
Starr's Ancestral Register, 283 
Steiner's A History of the Plantation of 
Menunkatuck and of Guilford, Connec- 
ticut, 230 
Stone's Memoir of William John Potts, 94 
Stone's Ihe English Ancestry of Simon 

and Gregory Stone, 97 
Sturges's A Few Stray Leaves from the 
Genealogies of the s'turges and Column 
Families, 2*0 
Sutfolk Deeds, Liber IX., 392 
Supplement, William and Mary College 
Quarterly— The Goodwin Families in 
America, 285 
• Swan's Tenth Report on the Custody and 
Condition of the Public Records of Pa- 
rishes, Towns and Counties, 394 
Swift's Cape Cod— The Right Arm ot 

Massachusetts, 38 
Symmes's History of the Old Tennent 
Church, with Biographical Sketches of 
its Pastors, 39 
Tavlor's Some Account of the Ancestors, 
Relatives and Family of Henry Board- 
man Taylor, 03 
The Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman ana 
Capt. John Sherman, 98 



VI 



Index of Subjects. 






Book Notices— 

The Coleman Family, Descendants of 
Thomas Coleman ot Nantucket in Line 
of the Oldest Son, 397 

The Congregational Year Rook, 1898, 483 

The East Anglian and Notes and Queries 
on Subjects Connected with the Coun- 
ties of Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex and 
Norfolk, .May, 189b, 395 

The Genealogical Advertiser — A Quarter- 
ly Magazine of Family History, 394 

The Genealogical Magazine; A Journal 
of Family History, "Heraldry and Pedi- 
grees, 93 

The Hills Family Cenealogical and His- 
torical Association, 98 

The Mowry Family Monument near 
Woonsocket, It. I., 397 

The " Old Northwest " Genealogical Quar- 
terly, Vol. I., No. 1, Jan. 1898, and No. 
2. April, 1898, 395 

The Royal House of Great Britain, 97 

Titus's Cenealogical Blank, 283 

Topsfield Historical Society Collections, 
391 

Troup's An Exeter Worthy and his Bi- 
ographer, 93 

Twining's Some Facts in the History of 
the Twining Family from A.D. 577, 97 

Twining's Supplement to Some Facts in 
the History of the Twining Family, 97 

Wagenseller's History of the Wagensel- 
Ier Family in America, 25;) 

War Papers— Read Before the Comman- 
der}' of the Maine Military Order of 
the Loyal Legion of the United States, 

Webber's Descendants of Andrew Web- 
ber, 1703-1815, 97 
Wheelwright's Martin Gay— Three Let- 
ters written by an American Loyalist 
and his Wife, 1775-1T7S, 391 
Wheelwright's Memoir of John Forres- 
ter Andrew, 284 
Whitmore's Descendants of Hopestill Fos- 
ter of Dorchester. Mass., Son of Rich- 
ard Foster of Biddenden, Kent, 397 
Whitney's A Watertown Farm in Eight 
Generations— Whitney Family Memo- 
orial, 285 
Winthrop's Memoir of Robert C Win- 

tbrop, 87 
Wood's New England's Prospect, 2S1 
Year Book of Charleston, S. C, 1896, S3 
Year-book of the Society of Colonial 
Wars in the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts for 1898, 389 
Boston Prisoners in the American Revolution, 

311 
Boucher, Jonathan, Letters of to George 

Washington, 57, 109, 329; 457 
Bowen, Query, 274 
Bradlee, Caleb Davis, Memoir of, 153 
Brief Memoirs ot Prince's Subscribers, 360 
Briggs Family Military Records, 14 
Brown-Russell, Query, 82 
Brunswick Stanwoods, Note, 75 
Bullet Taken from the Body of Gen. Joseph 

Warren, 147 
Burgess, Stephen, Querv, 373 
Bushnells, The Early, 417 
Butler, Query, 276 

Capowack— Ts it the correct Indian Name of 
Martha's Vineyard?, 177 

Captain Hopestil! Foster of Dorchester, Mass., 
and some of His Descendants, ?36 

Captain Johannes Sanderse Glen, 475 

Chapman and Hodge, Query, 80 

Chelsea, Mass., Benefactions to Harvard Col- 
lege Located in, 64 

Church Records of South Hampton, N. H., 427 

Church Records of West Granville, Mass., 
Query, 373 



Clarke, Querv, 373 
Clark, Robert. Note, 372 

Clotrston Family of New Hampshire, The, 25 
Cobb, Reply, 84 
Cole, Query, Si 

Colson Family of Weymouth. Query, 372 
Col-onsof Weymouth, Query, 276 
Contributors and ContriDutions to Volume 
LIE— 
Adams, Rev. George M. 

Necrology of the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society, 118 
Alden, Mrs. Charles L. 

Aldea Genealogy, 54, 102, 302, 435 
Aiden, John E. 

Was Anna West a Daughter of Robert 
Saunderson ?, 23 
Appletou, William S. 

Additions to Positive Pedigrees and Au- 
thorized Arms of New England, 185 
Banks, Charles E. 

Capowack— Is it the Correct Indian Name 

of Martha's Vineyard ?, 170 
Genealogical Notes from Martha's Vine- 
yard, 27 
Bent, Allen H. 

Fenno Family, 448 
Bolton, Charles Knowles. 

Philip Gereardy of New Amsterdam, and 
His Rhode Island Descendants, 313 
Bond, Arthur Thomas. 

Bond Family Records, 404 
Browm, David H. 

The Names of the First Men Slain by the 
Indians in King Philip's War, 145 
Brown, Fannie Wilder. 

Edwin Hubbard, 473 
Clark, Rev. George F. 

Was John Kettell an Early Settler of 
Stow ?, 37 
Clarke, George Kuhn. 

Correction of the Necrology. 279 
Correction of the Rolls of" Membership, 
279 
Cutter, Wra. R. 

Ancestry of Phebe Fierce of Woburn, 52 
Davis, \\ "illiuni Proud. 

Gorham Families of Yarmouth, dol, 445 
Dean, John Ward. 

Rev. Luther Farnham, A.M., 4C5 
Doggett, Samuel B. 

A Plantation on I rince George's Creek, 
Cape Fear, North Carolina, 469 
Eldredge, Zoeth S. 

Captain Johannes Sanderse Glen, 475 
Felton, Edgar C. 

SamuefSkelton, M.A., First Minister of 
the First Church at Salem, Mass., 347 
Ford, Worthington Chauncey. 

Letters of Jonathan Boucher to George 
Washington, 57, 109, 329, 457 
Foster, C. M. 

Letter of Thomas Mayhew to Gov. Ed- 
mund Acdros, 1675, 203 
Gordon, Geo. A. 

South Hampton, N. H., Church Records, 
427 
Greenwood, Isaac J. 

Th3 Rev. Morgan Jones and the Welsh 
Indians of Virginia, 28 
Harwood ; Watson H. 

The Clogston Family of New Hampshire, 
25 
Hassam, John T. 

Deed of Daniel Collins to James Bird, 
16W6, 167 
Hayward, Rev. Silvanu3. 

Gen. Francis A. Walker, LL D., 69 
Hodges, Almon D.. Jr. 

Henry Andrews of Taunton and the 
Calves Pasture, 16 
Kemble, Jehu Russell. 

Brief Memoirs of Prince's Subscribers, 
360 



Index of Subjects. 



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Contributor? and Contributions- 
Lea, James Henry. 

The English Ancestry of the Families of 
Batt and B> ley of Salisbury, Mass. ,44, 

o.,i 

Lincoln, Waldo. 

Four fenerations of the Waldo Family 
in America, 213 
Loring, Arthur G. 

Ancestry of Phcbe Pierce of Woburn, 52 
Lothrop, Thomas J. 

John White of Watertown and Brook- 
line, and Some of His Descendants, 421 
Manchester, Rev. Alfred. 

Rev. Caleb Davis Bradlee, 15-3 
Marvin, William T. R. 

The Early P.u?hnells, 440 
May, Rev. Samuel. 

Hon. Levi Lincoln, and His Connection 
with the Extinction of Slavery in Mas- 
sachusetts, 193 
Mowry, William A. 

Mowrv : A Unique Family Monument, 
207 ' 
Pulpits Victor H. 

Boston Prisoners in the American Revo- 
lution, .111 
Parke, Frederic W. 

Bullet Taken from the Body of Gen. '."ar- 
rea.who was Killed at the Battle of 
Bunker Hill, 147 
Pease, llrurii-; M. 

Copy of :•. Record of Deaths Kept, by the 
Bey.Samuel Kingsbury, Minister of the 
Gospel at Edsrartown, Mass., 230, 368 
Raven. Rev. John James. 

Bells in New England, 145 
Sa;'»." lit, John E. 

M ore Genealogy, 72 
Sheldon, (it-orge. 

Record or Marriages in Western Massa- 
chusetts, 1795-1823, 340 
Smyth, Ralph Dunning. 

Descendants of John and Benjamin Dun- 
ning of Stratford, Conn., 38 
The Descendants of Lieutenant William 
Seward, of Guilford, Conn., 323 
Sceiling, Samuel. 

An Account of Dr. William Snelling; al- 
so of His Nephew John SneUing, and 
of Some of the Batter's Descendants, 
342 
Sprague, Frank William. 

Col. John Gorharu's '• Wast Book," with 

Facsimiles, ISO 
Petition of Desire Gorham, 229 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

Abraham Cruttenden of Guilford, Conn., 

and His Descendants, 466 
Descendants of John and Benjamin Dun- 
ning of Stratford, Conn., '66 
Talcott, Mary K. 

A Copy of the Records of the Rev. Thom- 
as White, the First Pastor of theChurch 
in Bolton, Conn., 180, 307, 408 
Todd, Frederick W. 

An Early Governor of New Somerset- 
shire, 44' 
Townshend, Charles Hervey. 

Gleanings from Parish Registers of Hes- 

sett, England, and Vicinity, 42 
Material trom the Raynham (Norfolk. 
England) Records, 318 
Ware, Miss Emma F. 

Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince's 
Subscribers— Alexander Middleton, 13 
Waters, Henry F. 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, 105, 

234 
Will of Thomas Hobson of Cambridge, 
Lug.. 4b7 
Watkins, Walter K. 

Benefactions to Harvard College Located 
in Chelsea, Mass., 64 



Contributors and Contributions- 
White, Alphonso Everett. 

Rev. Lucius Robinson Paige, 297 
White, Francis Beach. 

Sketch of Life of John Gardner White, 
A.M., 268 
Whitmore, William H. 

Capt. Hopestill Foster of Dorchester, 
Mass., and Som? of His Descendants, 
V. '4, 336 
Williamson, Hon. Joseph. 

Albert Boyd Otix, it 
Withineton, Lothrop. 

Abstracts of English Wills, 6S 
Will of Samuel Mather, 306 
Woodward, Theron Rogers. 

Brig^'3 Family Military Records, 14 
Cook, Query, 274 
Cook Family, Query, 478 
Corey, Query, 273, 374 
Correction of the Necrology, 279 
Correction? of the Rolls of Membership, 279 
Corsser, Fear, Query, 270 
Covert, Query, 78 
Croweli, Query, 273 

Cruttenden, Abraham of Guilford, Conn., and 
His Descendants, 466 

Death of James Gray, Note, 77 

Deed of Daniel Collins to James Bird, 1695, 
107 

Deming, Eunice, Query, 373 

Descendants of Abraham Cruttenden of Guil- 
ford, Conn., 400 

Descendants of John White of Watertown 
and Brookiine, 421 

Descendants cf Lieutenant William Seward 
of Guilford, Conn., 323 

Dix, Sarah, Query, 276 

Dodge Genealogy, Note, 370 

Don or Dan, Correction. 271 

Duuniusr, Descendants of John and Benjamin, 
38 

Eddy, Query, 274 

Edgartown, Mass. Record of Deaths kept by 

the Rev. Samuel Kingsbury, Minister at, 230, 

368 
Eldredge, Query, 81 
Eldridge, Query, &0 
English Ancestry of the Families of Batt and 

Byley, of Salisbury, Mass., 321 
Errata, 29, 104, 296, 404 
Erving— Sullivan, Query, 82 

Farnham, Rev. Luther, A.M., 405 

Fairar's Indexes, 277 

Fenno Family, 443 

Finch, Query", 479 

First Book of Raynham Records, 295 

Foss, Query, 270 

Foster, Reply, 375 

Fo«ter, Capt' Hopestill of Dorchester, Mass., 

and Some of his Descendants, 194,330 
Fosters, Scituate Line of, 339 
Four Generations of the Waldo Family in 

America, 213 
French, Querv. 81 
Fuller, Query', 273, 275 

Gates, Lidia, Query, 480 

Gates, Rebeccu, Querv, 460 

Gaylord, Query, 479 

Genealogical Gleanings in England, 105, 234 

Genealogies — 

Alden, 54, 102, 362, 435 

Andrews, 10 

Batt, 40, 321 

Bond, 404 

Bushneli, 446 

Bvley, 321 

Clog.- ton. r i5 

Cruttenden, 4*36 

Dunning, 38 



VH1 



Index of Subjects. 



Genealogies— 

Fen no, 443 

Foster, 1^, 336 

Gcreardy, 313 

Gorham, 189, 357, 445 

Moore, 72 

Mowry, 207 

Pearson, 371. 

Trice, 371 

Seward, 323 

Skelton, S47 

Snelling, 342 

Southcott, Y10 

Stun wood, 75 

Waldo, 213 

Whipple, 374 

White, 421 

Whitfield, 130 
Genealogies iu Preparation — 

Alien, 27S 

Avery, 85 

Barbour, 480 

Bassett, 376 

Bixby, £5 

Bostwick, 55 

Buck, bo 

Butler 376 

Butterfield, 278 

Chesebrough, 85 

Colesworthy, 278 

Cook, 431 

Crooker, 85 

Dewing, 376 

Durant, 85 

Fainter, 55 

Foster, 278 

Gardner, 376 

Goldsmith, So 

Hayes, 27S 

Hibbard, 370 

Hornier, 481 

Hurlbut. 376 

Le Baron, 85 

Litchfield, 55 

Lord, s5 

March, 48 1 

Martin, 376 

Merrill, 85 

Morris, 85 

Noyes, 451 

Parshall, 376 

Pearson, 376 

Penniman, 376 

Poe, 278 

Proctur, 85 

Puriuort, 278, 376 

Beyneli, 278 

Sanborn, 376 

Spicer, 278 

Steed, 278 

Temple, 481 

Thurlow, 85 

Tilden, 278 

Wilmarth, 85 
Gereardy, Philip of New Amsterdam, and Hi3 

Rhode Island Descendants, 313 
Gilbert, Query, 4*0 

Glen, Captain Johannes Sanderse, 475 
Goddard, Query, 82 
Gorham, Col. John, u Wast Book" of, with 

Facsimiles, ls6 
Gorham, Desire, Petition of, 229 
Gorham Families of Yarmouth, 357, 4-45 
Gray, James, Death of, Note, 77 
Gray-Wiisoa, Query, 374 
Green, Query, 80 

Guilford, Conn., Descendants of Lieut. Wil- 
liam Seward, of, 323 

Hall, Query, 82 
Harden, Query, 82 
Hargill, Query, 272 
Harleian society, The, 277, 458 
Harvard College, Benefactions to, Located in 
Chelsea, Mass., 64 



H'rward of Southward, Note, 270 
Hayes, Rays, Haze, Richard, Query, 276 
Heath, Query, 62 
Hcssctt, England, and Vicinity, Gleanings 

from Parish Registers of, 4:: 
Hill, Query, 82 
Hinckley, Query, 81 
Historical Ints lligence. 

Ancestry of Matthew AUyn's Wife, 85 

Dodge Genealogy, 376 

Farrar's Indexes, 277 

History of Wilmington, Ma?-*., 375 

Mr. Todd's Liberal Gifts to the New Hamp- 
shire Historical Societv, 375 

Records of Amenia, N Y., 64 

Rev. Lucius Robinson Paige, D.D., 375 

Richard Sims, M.A., 277 

Sanborn Genealogy, 4so 

Systematic History, 375 

The Hsrleiau Society, 277 
Historical Societies, Proceedings of— 

California, 37i) 

Maine, 379 [377 

New Eugland Historic Genealogical, 8o, 

Old Colony, 86, 378 

Rhode Island, 86, 378 
History of Wilmington, Mass., Note, 375 
Hoar, Query, 275 

Hobsou— Will of Thomas Hobson of Cam- 
bridge, Kng., 1630, 187 
Holcomb, Query, 47i» 
Holt, Query, 81 
Hooker, Query, 81 
Horton, Query, 274 
Hovey, Query, 273 
Howard, Query, 274 
[lowland, Query, 81 
Hubbard, Edwin, 473 
Hutchinson, Query, 80 
Hyde, Mary, Query, 276 

Illustrations — 

Arms on Foster Tombstone, 198 

Facsimiles from Col. John Gorham' s Waste 
Book, 180-192 

Facsimile of the Petition of Desire Gor- 
ham, 229 

Keep of Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire, 
Eng., 353 

Location of the Calves Pasture, Taunton 
Mass., 19 

Sempringham Church, Lincolnshire, Eng. 
352 

View of Mowry Family Monument, 207 
Autographs — 

Bradlee, Caleb Davis, 153 

Farnham, Luther, 405 . 

Obrie, Robert, 350 

Otis, Albert Boyd, 9 

Paige, Lucius Robinson, 297 

Seagrave, Thomas, 350 

Skelton, Samuel, 350 
Portraits — 

Bradlee, Caleb Davis, 153 

Farnham, Luther, 405 

Otis, Albert Boyd, 9 

Paige, Lucius Robinson, 297 
Tabular Pedigrees — 

Batt, 51. 321 

Byley, 50 
Inscriptions at Hinsdale, N. H., Note, 47S 

Jarvis, Tudor, Query, 275 

Jerauld, Dr. James, Note, 77 

Jerome, Query, 374 

Jones, Rev. Morgan and the Welsh Indians of 

Virginia, 29 
Joyce, Query, 81 

Kellogg Family in England, The, Note, 271 
Kendall, Query, 81 

Kettell— Was John an Early Settler of Stow", 

37 
King Philip's War— Names of the First Men 
Slain by tus Indians in the, 145 



Index of Subjects. 



IX 



Kingsbury, Rev. Samuel, Records of Deaths 
at Edgar tow n, Mass., kept by, 230 



Khapp, Query, io 

KnigUt, Query, 270 



Lake, Query, 275 

Lay, Query, 273 

Leonard, Query, 276 

Leonard or Leonardson, Samuel, Note, 271 

Letter*— 

Boucher, Jonathan, 57, 109, 320, Lj7 

Cooper, M., 173 

Gorham, Col. John, 186 

Lithgow, William, 473 

Longfellow, Henry W., 303 

Mayaew, Thomas, 203 

Minot, George. 472 

Minot, James. 469 

Moor, Roger, 173 

Washington, George, 172, 173 
Letters of Jonathan Boucher to George Wash- 
ington, ':', 109, 320, 457 
Lewis, Query, 273 _ 

Lincoln., Levi, and his Connection with the 
Extinction of Slavery in Massachusetts, 193_ 
Little, Query, 8*,|273 
Livingston, Greene, Turner, Query, 70 
Lothrop, Query. SI 
Lovell, Query,;, 273 
Lumpkin, Query, el 



March. Qu« rv, 178 

Marriages in IU i wick, Me., Note, 7S 

M 



[23 



Martha's Vim sard, Genealogical Notes from, 
MarthaS Vineyard. Is Capowack the Correct 

Indian Name" of, 177 
Martha's •Vineyard, Query, 80 
Ma-on au i Vere'n of New England, Note, 271 
Matt-rial from the Raynhum (Norfolk, Eng- 

bn ! ■ IJeeords, 318 
Math< r, Samuel, Will of, 360 
Mayhew, Thomas, Letter of to Gov. Edmund 

Amiros, 1075, 203 
Memoirs — 

Bradlee, Caleb Davis, 153 

Farnham, Luther, 405 

Hubbard, Edwin, 473 

Middleton, Alexander, 13 

Otis, Albert Boyd, 9 

Paige, Lucius Robinson, 297 

Russell, Giles, 360 

Walker, Francis A., 69 

White. John Gardner, 268 
Mercy, Mary, &c, Reply, 84 
Middleton, Alexander.— Brief Memoirs of 

Prince's Subscribers, 13 
Moore Genealogy, 72 

Morehouse, Laurana Kimberley, Query, 373 
31ortimore alias Tanner, and IIatherly,Note,76 
Mowry : A Unique Family Monument, 207 
Mulford, Query, 81 
Munson-Monsbn, Query, 78 

Name3 of the First Men Slain by the Indians 
^ in the King Philip's War, 145 
Nash-Sampson-Soule, Note, 76 
Necrology of the New England Historic Gen- 
ealogical Society — 

Bache, William, 149 

Bailey, Lewis Brooks, 3e0 

Baker, John Israel, 149 

Baldwin, Byron Anastasius, 385 

Bean, Aaron Hey'wood, 385 

Clarke, Samuel Clarke, 150 

Doane, Thomas, 149 

Dudley, James Frederick, 383 

Emery, Francis Faulkner, 148 

Fairbanks, Lorenzo- Sayles, 38-4 

Foster, John, 152 

Hale, George Silsbee, 386 

Kendall, George Augustus, 14?, 385 

Lowell, John, liSl 

Miliett, George Bown, 150 

Montague, Samuel Lelaud, 151 

Otis, Albert Boyd, 152 



Necrology— 

Payson, Samuel Russell, 383 

Richardson, Frederic Lord, 278 

Ruggles, John, 383 

Sewell, Robert, 3>1 

Shattuck, George Otis, 152 

Shreve, Benjamin, 386 

Sims, Clifford Stanley, 152 

Stanley, Timothy Wadsworth, 150 

Stone," Frederick Dawson, 3S1 

Taggard, Cyrus Henry, 151 

Turner, Nathaniel Wing, 152 

Turner, Thomas Larkin, 3e2 

Walford, Edward, 3^2 

Walker, Francis Amasa, 152 

Ware, Darwin Erastus, 151 

Williams, John Fletcher, 382 

Winslow, Samuel Wallis, 150 

Wright, George Wellman, 152 
Necrology, Correction of. 279 
New England, Bells in, 145 
New Hampshire Historical Society, Mr. Todd's 

Liberal Gins to, 375 
New Somersetshire, an Early Governor of, 441 
Nichols-Merrick, Query, 82 
Norton, Query, ~'72 
Notes and Queries, 75, 270, 371, 478 
Nutter, Query, 82 
Nutting and Piatt, Query, 79 

Otis. Note, 76 

Albert Boyd, 9 [206 

Amos, Barnstable Families, by the Late. 

Paige, Lucius Robinson, 297 

Rev. Lucius Robinson, D.D., Note, 375 

Paine-Durkee, Query, b2 

Parker, Query, 82 

Pearson. Note, 371 

Perkins, Note, 77 

Petition Oi Desire Gorham, 229 

Pierce, Query, 81 

Phebe of Woburn, Ancestry of, 52 

Pomerey, Query, 277 

Portraits, see Illustrations. 

Positive Pedigrees and Authorized Arms of 
New England, 185 

Pratt, Note, 78 
Query, 83 

Price Record, Note, 371 

Prince George'3 Creek, Cape Fear, No. Caro- 
lina. A Plantation on, 409 

Prince's Subscribers, Brief Memoir;, of, 13, 360 

Prout, Query, 276 

Purriiigton, Query, 80 

Ransom, Query, 480 

Raynham Records, First Book of, 205 

(Norfolk, Eng.) Record;, Material 
from, 318 

Recent Publications, 101, 290, 399, 485 

Record of L>eaths at Edgartown, Mass., 368 

Record of Marriages in Western Massachu- 
setts, 1795-1823, 340 

Records of Amenia, N. Y., 84 

Records of Rev. Thomas White, Pastor of 
Bolton, Conn., 180, 307, 408 

Replies, 83, 375 

Revolution, American, Boston Prisoners in 
the, 311 

Reynolds, Reply, 84 

Richardson, Query, 81 

Robins, John Stillman, Query, 373 

Ro'e and Ware, Query, so 

Rogers, Query, 276 

Royall the Loyalist, Note, 270 

Russell, Giles/Brief Memoirs of Prince's Sub- 
scribers, 360 

Saco, Me., Some Deaths at, Note, 77 

Salem, Mass.— Samuel Skeltou, M. A.. First 
Minister of the Fir.-t Church at, 347 

Sanborn Genealogy, Note, 480 

Sauuderson, Robert, Was, Anna West a Daugh- 
ter of, 23 



Index of Subjects. 



Scituate Line of Fosters, 330 

Seward, Lieut. William of Guilford, Conn., 

Descendants of, 323 
Sherwood, Query, 275 
Sims, Richard, M.A., 277 
Skelton, Samuel, 51. A., First Minister of the 

First Church at Salem, Mass., 347 
Sketch of Life of John Gardner White, A.M., 

268 
Smith, Query, 81 

John, Qur-ry, 373 
Snelling, Dr. William, and His Descendants, 

Some Deaths at Saco, Maine, Note, 77 

South Hampton, N. H., Church Kecords, 427 

Southworth, Reply, 83 

Sparhawk, Querv, 276 

Spiccr, Query, 272 

Standish, Reply, 84 

Stanwoods, The Brunswick, Note, 75 

Stevens, Query, 83 

Stodder, Query, 82 

Stow, Was Joun Kettell an Early Settler of, 37 

Systematic History, Note, 375 

Tabular Pedigrees, see Illustrations. 

Taft, Query, 27*3 

Taylor, Query, 273 

The Early Bushnells, 446 

Thompson, Query, 276, 480 

Todd, William C, Liberal Gifts of, to the New 

Hampshire Historical Society, Note, 375 
Tudor, Jarvis, Query, 275 

Yan Dyck and Strang, Query, 79 

Waldo Familv in America, Four Generations 

of, 213 
Walker, Gen. Francis A., LL.D., 69 
Warren, Gen. Joseph, Bullet Taken from the 

Body of, 147 
Was Anna West a Daughter of Robert Saun- 

derson, 23 
Washburn, Query, 275 
Washington, George, Letters of Jonathan 

Boucher to, 57, 169, 329, 457 
"Wast Book" of Col. John Gorham, with 

Facsimiles, 186 
Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, 
105, 234 
Alen, John (1545), 252 
Aleyn, sir Edward (1038), 258 
Elizabeth (1651), 260 
Sara (1625-6), 255 
Thomas (1635), 257 
Allen, Alice (1633), -56 
Ailington, Thomas (1669), 125 
Baker, Nicholas (1631), 240 
Ball, John (1607), 254 
Bailowe, William (1641), 131 
Bamford, Samuel (1657), 138 
Barker, Matthew (1608), 134 
Bateman, Wiiliam (15&6), 105 
Bifeild, Adoniram (1660), 139 
Elizabeth (1623), 136 
Bigg, Anne (1646), 118 
Bigge, Richard (1632), 111 
Birde, Thomas (1620). 240 
Bromfeild, Arthur (1652), 264 
Henry (1683), 266 
Mary (1653), 265 
Thomas (1778), 267 
Bromfeilde, William (1582), 262 
Burrowes, William (1620), 263 
Byfeild, Nicholas (1022), 135 
Richard (1670), 140 
Samuel (1683), 141 
Sarah (1673), 140 
Sarah (1678), 140 
Byfield, John (1657), 139 
Mary (1634), 137 
Timothy (1723), 142 
Carter, John (1612), 243 
Chettwood, Jane (164S), 252 






Waters's Genealogical Gleanings — 
Chiborue, Hanamee] (1648), 121 

Richard (1653), 122 
Cobb, Michael (1646), 264 
Cockraine, William (1060), 242 
Cooke, Humfrye (1594), 105 
Corie, Elizabeth (1583), 238 
Cotton, Elizabeth (1662), 132 
Crispe, Ellis (1625), 108 
Crcke, Paulus Ambrosius (1652), 200 
Dalton, Ro^cr (1065), 125 
Danforde, Richard (1572), 240 
DanfortU, Robert (1639), 241 

Thomas (1621), 240 
Dickenson, George (1619), 217 
Dobsou, Thomas (1614), 243 
Elliott, Thomas (1641), 243 
Faercloughe, Thomas (1585), 254 
Felton, John (1002), 234 
John (1627), 236 
Nicholas (1626), 235 
Fuller, Margaret (1630), 241 
Ralph (1650), 241 
Robert (1667), 241 
Gater, Joane (1624), 136 
Geghill, John (1488), 243 
Gerveis, Richard (1694), 133 
Gethin, .Maurice (1672), 127 
Gibbs, William (1634), 144 
Goodaie, Elizabeth (1601), 238 
Greame, Margaret (1626), 235 
Hancorne, Michael (1660), 132 
Hankenson, Mary (1640), 115 
Hardware, Margaret (1616), 135 
Harte, William (1632), 143 
Harvey, Charles (1672), 126 

Jane (1758), 128 
Haselden, Robert (16d0), 258 
Hasilden, William (1635), 257 
Haynes, William (1632). Ill 
Hinxe, Anne (1634), 263 
Home, Christopher (1603), 244 
House, Katherine (1594), 213 
Howell, Thomas (1650), 264 
Ireland, John (1614), 106 
Jeggies, Daniel (1642), 214 
Jegyll, Robert (1530), 243 
Johnson, Hester (1656), 123 
Juxon, Alban (1634), 113 
Arthur (1652', 121 
Elizabeth (1637), 114 
Joanne (1038), 115 
John (1626), 109 
John (1655), 122 
John (1659), 123 
Joseph (1661), 124 
Margaret (1666), 125 
Nicholas .'1671), 126 
Ralph (1660), 124 
Richard (1635), 113 
Thomas (1620), 1C6 
Thomas (1642-3), 116 
Thomas (1646), 118 
Thomas (1672), 126 
Thomas (1705), 123 
William (1663), 124 
William (1666), 125 
Kellam, Henry (1631), 238 
Kembold, Henry (1558), 247 
Nicholas (1574), 247 
Stephen (1634), 249 
Kembolde, Thomas (1558), 247 
Kempe, John (1652), 265 

Thomas (1623), 262 
Kerrell, Elizabeth (1642), 117 
Kirrell, Henry (1655), 118 • 
Kirrill, John (1631), 110 
Langham, George (1644), 118 
George (16s3), 128 
Thomas (1605), 1:18 
Marshall, Mary (1716), 249 
Michelborne, William (1652), 121 
Neaie. Walter (1613), 261 
Nedhaia, Elizabeth (1616), 251 



Index of Subjects. 



XI 



Waters's Genealogical Gleanings— 
Oglander, sir John (1655), 265 

William (1009), 261 
Page, Robert (1617). 247 
Parkhurst, Henry (1640), 138 

sir Robert (16o0), 137 
Patten, Dorcas (1725), 142 
Plumbe, John (1623), 248 
Pory, Robert (1669), 126 
Pye, Hester (1642-3), 116 
Rainton, sir Nicholas (1646), 119 
Reynolds, Robert (1635), 113 
Rogers, Philip (1613), 234 
St. John, Oliver (162G), 255 
Sibilla (1656), 260 
Scales, Thomas (1640), 115 
Sewall, Margaret (1632), 250 
Sheppard. Matthew (1625), 107 
Sherer, Richard (1665), 139 
Skott, Henry (1624), 248 
Smith, Margery (1624), 243 
Spurstow, William (1645), 133 
Staverd, John (1562), 236 
Staverde, Johane (1614), 237 
Sudbury. Thomas (1606), 240 
Swaine, John (1600), 124 
Taylor, William (1669), 126 
Thomson, William (1619), 23S 
Timberlake, Henry (1626), 263 
Waller, Henry, (1621), 107 
Walters, Thomas (16.57), 131 
Warren, Thomas (1615), 245 
Wastfield, Edward (1677), 133 
Webb, Erasmus (1614), 143 
Weld, Margaret (1671), 249 
Westland, Richard (1646), 259 
Whottock, Robert (1622), 248 
Williamson, Robert (1617), 247 
Wilson, Anne (1612), 143 
Wood, John (1660), 132 
Wyn, Thomas (1644), 133 
Yonges, Christopher (1626), 245 
William (1530), 244 
William (1611), 246 
Youngs, Margaret (1630), 245 

Way, Query, 275 

Family, Query, 479 



West, Query, 271 

Was Anna a Daughter of Robert Saun- 
derson, 23 

Granville (Mass.) Church Records, 
Query, 373 
Western Massachusetts, Record of Marriages 

in, 1795-1*23, 340 
Whipple, Query, 374 

White, John Gardner, Sketch of Life of, 268 
White, John of Watertown and Brookline, 

and Some of His Descendants, 421 
White, Rev .Thomas, First Pastor of the Church 

in Bolton, Conn.,— Records of, 187, 307, 40S 
Whiting, Query, 276 
Will of Samuel Mather, 366 
Wills, Administrations and Abstracts — 

See also Waters's Gleanings. 
Batt, John (1660), 45 

Michael (1665), 46 
Nicholas (1654), 321 
Robert (1646), 45 
Robert (1657), 45 
Biley, Henry (1634), 44 
Brown, Thomas (1709), 337 
Clark, Robert (1662), 372 
Coffin, William (160*2), 66 
Hale, Alice (1601), 05 
John (1596), 65 
Hobson, Thomas (1630), 457 
Hoo, John (1589), 43 
Jaques, Henrie (1601), 68 

Richard (1652-3), 68 
Lowe, Walter (1579), 67 
Mather, Samuel (1672), 366 
Parker, Robert (1591), 'on 
Sanderson, Elizabeth (1695), 23 
Saunderson, Robert (1673), 23 
Savord, Thomas (1581), 67 
Sefford, Editha (1551), 67 
Taylor, George (1625), 65 

Zachary (1637-8), 65 
Withington, Olyver (1590), 68 
Willson, Query, S3 

Wilmington^ Muss., History oi, Note, 375 
Wright, Query, 78 
Woodbury, Query, 373 
Wyett, Query, 273, 374 

Yarmouth, Gorham Families of, 357, 445 



INDEX TO TESTATORS 

IX 

WATERS'S GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS. 

IN N. E. HIST. & GEN. REGISTER, 
Vols. XXXVII— LII. 

By "William S. Aitletox, A.M. 



Abbott, John, 48, 275 

Abington, John, 46, 330 

Adams, Elizabeth, 4i, 256; Joseph, 

50, 114 
Addams, Henry, 50, 105 
Adderly, Richard, 42, S97 
Alcock, George, 50, 119 
Alderne, Thomas, 44, 386 
Aldworth, ) Francis, 46, 442 ; John, 
Aldwortbe, j 40, 441 ; Margerie, 

40, 440; Robert, 47, 389; 

Thomas, 40, 440 
Aldwyn, John, 49, 488 
Alefounder, Anne, 50, 262 ; John, 50, 

263; John, 50, 2GQ; Mary, 

50, 262; Matthew, 50, 263; 

Robert, 50, 264; Robert, 50, 

265 
Alen, John, 52, 252 v 

Alexander, John, 46, 331 
Aleyn, Edward, 52, 258; Elizabeth, 

52, 260; Sara, 52, 255; 

Thomas, 52, 257 
Allarde, Richard, 51, 259 
Allen, Alice, 52, 256; James, 46, 

330; Richard, 50, 504; Wil- 
liam, 46, 331 
Alleyn, Edmund, 45, 236 
Allington, Thomas, 52, 125 
Allison, Elizabeth, 51, 129 
Allwood, Richard, 47, 135 
Allyn, Richard, 50, 505 
Allvne, James, 50, 504 
Allsopp, ) John, 44, 91 ; Josias, 44, 
Alsop, I 91; Timothy, 45, 297 
Aluey, Richard, 49, 39 1 
Ambrose, Cicely, 47, 393 ; Peter, 47, 

393; William, 47, 392 
Ames, William, 42, 269 ' 
Amies, John, 44, 389 



Amyandj Isaac, 46, 332 

Anderson, Henry, 46, 334; John, 46, 
335; Richard, 43, 390 
rewes, } Benjamin, 49, 488 ; Eliz- 
rews, j abeth, 51,267; Johane, 



And 
And 



46, 333; John, 46, 3 



oo 



Lancelot, 46, 413; Nathaniel, 
51. 267; Peter, 51, 285; 
Sarah, 45, 298 

Andros, Edmund, 42, 179 

Androwes, William, 43, 159 

Ange, Richard, 51, 106 

Angell, Rebecca, 50, 119 

Anger, \ Ann, 50, 402; Bezaliel, 

Angier, ?• 50, 405 ; Edmund, 50, 

Aungier, ) 405 ; John, 50, 400 ; 
John, 50, 405; Joysen, 50, 
404; Samuel, 50, 404; Sam- 
uel, 50, 405 ; Samuel, 50, 405 ; 
William, 50. 400 

Anthony, Francis. 38, 426; Francis. 
38, 426; John, 37, 238 

Apsley, Edward, 38, 418 

Apthorp, ) Edsvard, 46, 432; John, 

Apthorpe, ) 46, 433; Simon, 46, 
433; Stephen, 46, 431 

Archdale, Abraham, 43, 159 ; Martin, 
43, 157; Matthew, 43, 158; 
Richard, 43, 159; Samuel, 
43, 159; Thomas, 43, 158 

Archer, Francis, 50, 529 

Argall, Samuel, 48, 483 

Armitage, Samuel, 50, 125 

Arnold, Richard, 48, 374 

Ashfield, Patience, 48, 406 

Aspinall, Edmond. 47, 391 

Aspinwall, Timothy, 47, 393 

Astwood, John, 38, 421 

Atherton, Humphrey, 37, 235 

Atkins, Henry, 47, 424 



XIV 



Index to Testators. 






Caleb. 



Atweecke, Richard, 47, 518 
Atwick, William, 47, 519 
Augur, Margerv, 47, 515 
Axtell, Ellyn, 49, 266 
Ay res, Thomas, 38, 417 

Backler, Richard, 50, 390 

Bacon, Nicholas, 42, 395 

Baker, John, J$ 303 ; John, 51, 412 ; 
Nicholas, 46, 440; Nicholas, 
52, 240; Robert, 51, 411; 
Robert, 51, 411; Roger, 37, 
237 

Baldwine, Richard, 47, 112 

Ball, Anne, 48. 273; John, 52, 254 

Ballowe, William, 52, 131 

Bamford, Samuel, 52, 138 

Bancroft, John, 44, 302 

Banckes, ] Caleb, 51, 261 

Bancks, I 51, 273 ; John, 47, 108; 

Bankes, j John, 51, 265; John, 

Banks, 51, 274; Thomas, 47, 

107 

Bannister, Francis, 49, 398 

Bantoft, Susan, 50, 250 

Barham, Anthony, 42, 393 

Barker, Anthony, 50, 275 ; Edmund, 
50, 277; Elizabeth, 50. 276; 
John, 50, 274; John, 50, 274; 
Margaret, 50, 275 ; Marrion, 
50, 276; Matthew, 52, 134; 
Robert, 50, 275 ; Thomas. 50, 
274; Thomas, 50,276; Wil- 
liam, 50, 277 

Barnard, Elizabeth, 46, 428 

Barnardiston, Katherine, 47, 396; 
Nathaniel, 48, 379 

Barnewell, Anne, 51, 401 

Barney, Edward, 50, 533; Jeffery, 
50, 534 

Barrett, Elizabeth, 48, 515 

Barsham, Agnes, 50, 412 

Barton, Elizabeth, 50, 117; John, 
50, 116 

Baskervile, Katherine, 49, 494 

Baskervill, Simon, 49. 494 

Bate, Richard, 51, 268 ; William, 51, 
258; variou. ,51, 271-272 

Bateman, William. 52, 105 

Batten, Edward, 49, 256 

Beadle, William, 50, 414 

Beale, Christopher, 42, 397; Chris- 
topher, 46, 336 



Beamis, John, IS, 495 
Beard, Margaret, 42, 399 
Beavay, Thomas, 37, 236 
Beawe, Rose, 49, 392 
Bell, Edward, 37, 376; Edward, 48, 
247 ; Susan, 49, 482 ; Thomas. 

38, 62 

Bendall, Hopefor, 50, 114 

Bendish, Mary, 48, 275 

Bennett, Elisha. 49. 504; Richard, 

48, 114; Richard, 49, 404 
Benskin, Francis, 45, 234; Henry, 

39, 165 
Benson, George, 48, 129 
Bently, Mary, 50. 140 
Benyon, Thomas, 51. 137 
Berrisford, Richard, 48, 374 
Best, John, 46, 44 
Bettris, Edward, 44, 9S 
Bevys, Nicholas, 49, 491 

Bigg, ) Anne, 52, 118; Ellen, 38, 
Bigge, J 61; Geffrey, 47, 249; 

John, 38, 61 ; John, 40, 435; 

Richard. 52, 111; Smalehope, 

38, 60 
Bigland. Charles, 50, 136 
Biley, Henry. 47, 137 
Binding, Sarah, 47, 121 
Bingham, Elizabeth. 47, 397 
Birde, Thomas, 52, 240 
Birkenhead, Isaac, 42, 399 
Bishop, Benjamin. 51, 272 
Bishopp, Heurv, 50. 534 
Blackaler, Philip, 49, 433 
Blake, Joseph, 40. 39 
Blanchard, Herbert, 51, 126 
Bland. ) Edward, 48, 114; Eliza- 
Blande, j beth, 48, 111 ; John, 48, 

112; John, 48, 113; Thomas, 

48, 111; Thomas, 48, 113; 

Thomas, 48, 114; William, 

48, 111 
Blewitt, John, 50, 530 
Blick, William, 49, 133 
Blunt, William, 51, 413 
Boadman, Giles, 49, 496 
Boggas, Richard, 50, 408 
Bolles, John, 46, 336 
Bolton, Robert, 46, 316; William, 

47. 117 
Bonde, William, 51. Ill 
Boomer, Rose, 40, 376 
Bordman, Andre we, 49, 497 



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Borowgbe, Stephen, 51, 274; Wil- 
liam, 51, 275 

Borrodale, John, 49, 487 

Boughey, Bold, 39, 331 

Boughton, Robert, 38, 425 

Boorne, ) John, 51, 109; John, 51, 

Bourne, j HO; John, 51, J 12; 
Nehemiah, 51, 113; Nehe- 
miah, 51, 113; Robert, 51, 
111 

Bovey, Ursula, 46, 445 

Bowmer, Richard. 40, 375 

Boilston, 



P 



Edward, 47, 531; Ed- 

>oylson, i ward, 48, 107; John, 

Boylsonn, j 47,530; Thomas, 47, 

Boylston, 53 1 : Thomas, 48, 1 05 ; 

Thomas, 48, 106; Thomas, 

48, 107 
Boy?. John. 43, 153 
Braddock, Nathaniel. 47, 117 
Brading, Nathaniel, 44, 385 
Bradley, Edward. 47, 118 
Bradshawe, John, 47, 398 
Bradstreete, Svmon, 38, 206 
Brand, Bridget, 50, 422 
Brauston, Thomas. 50, 265 
Breare, Jane, 48, 106 

Breedon, Jane, 48, 128; John. 47, 
401; Thomas, 48, 127, Zaeh- 
eus, 47, 399; Zacheus, 48, 
127 

Brent, Edward, 49, 510 

Bretland, Elizabeth, 38, 68 

Brett, Edward, 44, 296; John, 44, 
'300; Percival.44. 299; Rich- 
ard, 44, 300; Thomas, 44, 
299 ; Thomas, 4 4, 300 ; Thom- 
as, 40, 307; Thomas, 48,251 

Brewer, John, 47, 273 

Brickenden, Mary, 49, 124 

Bridges, Francis, 45, 162 

Briuley, Laurence, 37, 381 ; Thomas, 
37, 381 

Briscowe, Guy, 42, 174 

Bromfeild, ~) Arthur, 52, 264; Hen- 

Bromfeilde, [ ry, 52. 2G6; Mary, 

Bromfield, ) 52, 265; Thomas, 
52, 267; William, 52, 262 

Bromley, Jane, 51, 284 

Brooke, Elizabeth, 51, 134; Thomas, 
51, 137 

Browne, Arnold, 51, 112; Helline, 

49, 497; John, 48, 482; 



Moses. 49, 262; Nathaniel, 
51, 421; Sara. 40, 337; 
Susan, 4G, 314; Thomas, 39, 
71 

Brownell, Johane, 48, 108 

Brumpstead, Ann, 18, 127 

Brumpsted, Rose. 47, 400; Thomas, 
48, 127 

Bnckenham, Henry* 50, 531 

Buckland, Matthew, 49, 393; Rich- 
ard, 49, 393 

Bulckley, Nathaniel, 48, 304 

Bulkeley, John, 45, 293 

Bull, Jonathan, 49. 513 

Bullocke, Edward, 48, 129 

13urges, John, 37, 235; John. 50, 
388; Joseph, 49, 505 ; Rob- 
ert, 50, 392; Thomas, 49, 
240; Thomas, 49, 241; Wil- 
liam, 37, 380 

Burnapp, John, 47, 122 

Burnell, Barbara. 46, 155: Hester, 
48,273; John, 46, 154; John, 

46, 155: Thomas, 38, 419 
Burnet, William. 47, 123 
Burrell, William. 49, 501 
Burrough, Joane, 51, 277 ; Nathaniel, 

47, 391 

Burro wes, William, 52, 263 
Burton, Edmond, 50, 528 ; Edmond, 

50, 528; John, 47,422 
Busby, Thomas, 47, 529 
Butcher, Mary, 41, 5S; Niuion, 38, 

415 
Butt, Giles de, 46, 304 
Bifeild, | Adoniram, 52, 139; Eliza- 
Bifield, I beth. 52, 136 ; John, 52, 
Byfeild, ( 139; Mary, 52, 137; 
Byfield, J Nicholas, 52, 135 ; Rich- 
ard, 39, 173; Richard, 39, 
174; Richard, 52, 140; Sam- 
uel, 52, 141; Sarah, 52, 140; 
Sarah, 52, 140 ; Timothy, 52, 
140 

Cabot, Barbara, 49, 502 

Cade, Christopher, 50, 505 ; Henry, 

50, 506 
Caffinch, John, 45, 297 
Callowhill, Thomas, 47, 254 
Campden. Elizabeth, Viscountess, 46, 

446 
Campe, John, 48, 399 



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Index to Testators. 



Campian, Thomas, 47. 290 

Candeler, Elizabeth, ,50, 523 

Candler, Richard, 50, 523 

Cannon, Susan, 51, 402 

Canon, John, 51, 402 

Capeu, James, 49, 489 

Carew, Nicholas, 50. 114 

Carnabye, John, 42, 397 

Carr, Robert, 38, 72 

Carter, Edward, 47, 125; James, 39, 
335; James, 49, 264; John, 
40,304; John, 48, 133; John, 
52, 243 

Carteret, George, 40, 369 

Cartwright. Francis, 51, 284; James, 
51, 280; Ralph, 51, 285 

Carey,"] Alice, 49. 399; Christopher, 

Carie, ( 49, 397; Christopher, 50, 

Cary, f 259; Richard, 49, 396; 

Carye, J Richard, 49. 396; Rich- 
ard. 49, 400 ; Robert, 49. 399 ; 
Walter, 49, 399 ; William. 49, 
396; William, 49,397; Wil- 
liam, 49, 400 

Catcher, John, 49, 243 ; William, 49, 
242 

Cay, Jonathan, 47, 120 

Chalfont, Margaret, 50, 535 

Challoner, William, 46. 442 

Chamberlaine, John, 43, 89 

Chaplen, ) Clement, 38, 71; Ed- 
Chaplin, j mond, 49, 258; Ed- 
mund, 38, 416; Moses, 49, 
394; Thomas, 49,259; Wil- 
liam, 49, 258 

Chapman, Anthony, 50, 275; Ed- 
mond, 50, 41 8 ; John, 50, 274; 
Susan, 50, 386 

Charletou, Phillippa. 48, 378 

Charlett, Richard, 38, 321 

Chauncey, ) George, 39, 166; Icha- 

Chauncy, j bod, 39, 167; Isaac, 
39, 167; Judith. 39, 166 

Cheeseman, Margaret, 47, 250 

Chettwood, Jane, 52, 252 

Chewte, Lionell, 50, 414 

Chiborne, Hanameel, 52, 121 ; Rich- 
ard, 52, 122 

Chichester, Bartholomew, 50, 504 

Choppy ue, John, 49, 108 

Claiborne, William, 44, 297 

Clare, Edmond, 50, 257 

Clarke, Agnes, 40, 453 ; Edward, 50, 



271; James, 50, US; John, 
51, 115; Mary, 50, 124; 
Raphe, 49, 390; Richard, 50, 
511; Robert, 43, 426; Wil- 
liam, 51, 287 

Cleere, ) John, 50. 278 ; Nicholas, 50, 

Clere, j 280; Nicholas, 50, 287 ; 
Thomas, 50, 278; Thomas. 
50, 282 

Clerke, Joane, 51, 286 

Clopton, Elizabeth, 50, 125 

Coaker, Jane, 40. 305 

Cobb, Michael, 52, 264 

Cobbet, Thomas. 39, 69 

Cockerell, John, 37, 234 

Cockraine, William, 52, 242 

Coffin, Gregory, 37, 233 

Cogan, Phiiobert, 43, 309 

Coggeshall, Anne, 47, 402 

Coke, John, 47, 106; Thomas, 47, 
129 

Cole, Anne, 49, 511; Christopher, 
50, 422; Edward, 38, 70; 
Edward, 50, 420; Edward, 
50, 421; Francis, 50, 421; 
George, 47, 274; John, 49, 
512; John, 50. 515: Jone, 
38, 321; Martin, 50, 516; 
Martyn, 50, 512; Rebecca, 
50, 394; Richard, 47, 127; 
Richard, 50. 420; Robert, 
50, 419: Robert, 50, 421; 
Roger. 49. 129; Walter, 49, 
490; William, 50, 513 

Coles, Thomas, 50, 117 

Colleton, Peter, 47, 274 

Collicgton, Edward, 47, 275 

Collyer, Joseph, 47, 281; Joseph, 
50, 258 

Colman, Edward, 51, 127; John, 48, 
513; William, 50, 133 

Colston, Anne, 45, 150 

Coltman, Anna, 39, 334 

Combe, John, 51, 107; Thomas, 51, 
106; Thomas, 51, 252 

Conuers, John, 49- 374 

Convers, Allen, 41, 255; John, 41, 
255; Thomas, 41,255; Wil- 
liam, 41, 255 

Conyers, John, 48, 393 

Coo, Joan, 50, 138 

Cooke, Humfrye, 52, 105 ; John, 47, 
421 ; Samuel, 49, 259 ; Thom- 
as, 47, 123 



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Cookney, Henry, 45, 299 

Cooper.* John, 39, 335; Mary, 49, 
335 

Copp, Anthony, 43, 156 

Coqueil, Mary, 49, 137 

Corham, John, 48, 138 

Corie, Elizabeth, 52, 238 

Cosowarth, John, 50, 521 

Cosowarthe, John, 50, 521 

Cotton, Elizabeth, 52, 132; Samp- 
son, 43, 303 ; Thomas, 39, G3 

Cowlfax, John, 50, 413 

Cox, ) Margery, 41, 55; Nicholas, 

Coxe, } 49, 514; Susan, 40. 425; 
Thomas, 49- 375 ; William, 
40, 425 

Coytemore, Rowland. 40. 160 

Crane, Robert, 41,176; Robert, 41, 
177; Samuel, 41, 176; Thom- 
as, 50, 257 

Crispe, Ellis, yi. 108 

Croft, Ralph, 49, 371 

Croke, Paulas A., 52, 260 

Crome, Valentine, 51, 131 

Crooke, Thomas, 43, 166 

Cropley, Thomas, 51, 256 

Cross, | Benjamin, 50, 404; Ben- 

Crosse, ) jamin, 51, 116; William, 
47,111 

Crouch, Richard, 38, 419 

Culverwell, Ezekiell, 38, 427 

Curtis, Amye, 43, 404; Catherine, 

46, 48 ; John, 38, 67 ; Philip. 
43, 403 

Cushing, Peter, 38, 421 
Custis, John, 43, 418 
Cutler, John, 40, 302 
Cutt, Richard, 49, 131 

Dale, Elizabeth, 47, 403; Thomas, 

47, 403 
Dalton, Roger, 52, 125 
Dalyber, Robert, 48. 128 
Darapier, Thomas, 41, 182 
Damport, Thomas, 41, 182 
Danforde, Richard, 52, 240 
Danforth, Robert, 52, 241 ; Thomas, 

52, 240 
Dann, Frances, 50, 510 ; George, 50, 

510 
Danvers, John, 43, 412 
Darby, Agues, 39, 67 
Davenaunte, John, 49, 485 



Da vies, Dorothie, 48, 253 

Davis, Giles, 47, 419 

Davey,] Gilbert, 48, 138; Isabell, 

Davie, [ 48. 140; John, 48, 137; 

Davy, f John, 48, 139 ; John, 48, 

Davye, J ill; John, 48. 141; 
John, 18, 141 ; John, 51, 266; 
Lawrence, 48, 138; Mar- 
garet, 48, 138; Robert, 48, 
137; William, 48, 141 

Deane, Anne, 49, 382; George, 51, 
115; John, 43,383; Rachell, 
49. 383; Thomas, 41, 260; 
William, 49, 381 

De Butt, Giles, 40, 304 

Delawne, Gideon, 49, 237 ; Gideon, 
49, 238 

Dennisou, George, 47, 409; Johu, 
47, 409 

De Peister, Jonas, 47, 420 

De Reuoire. Paul, 41, 63 

Dersley, John, 47, 415 

Dickenson, George, 52, 247 

Dingley, John, 42, 73 

Disberowe, ) Isaac, 41, 354; James, 

Disbrowe, j 41, 354; JefFery, 41, 
353; Rose, 45, 160; Samuel, 
41. 355; William, 41, 353 

Dobson, Thomas, 41, 61; Thomas, 
52, 243 

Doddridge, John, 47, 115 

Dodge, John, 44, 297 

Doughtie, Francis, 48, 119 

Downeinge, ) George, 38, 194; John, 

Downing, ) 41, 60; Nathaniel, 
38, 193; Richard, 50. 407 

Drake, Francis, 46, 310; Francis, 
16,310 ' 

Drury, Anthony, 49, 105 

Duchfeild, Elizabeth, 50, 137 

Dudley, John, 47, 532 

Dumer, Thomas, 41, 56 

Dummer, Jeremy, 41, 57 

Dunmoll, Thomas, 51, 391 

Dyre, William, 48, 143 

East, Nicholas, 46, 432 
Eeles, Nathaniel, 38, 64 
Egerton, Sarah, 49, 381 
Elbridge, Aldworth, 47, 390; Giles, 

46, 443; John, 46, 444 
Eles, Nathaniel, 38, 419 
Elletson, John, 39 5 270 









































































































































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Ellies, Richard, 43, 407 

Eliot, 1 Austin. 48. 394; Bennett, 

Eliote, 48. 396: Edward, 48, 

Eliott, 300; George, 48, 386; 

Elliot, George, 48, 395 ; James, ! 

Elliott, } 48.398; John, 47, 405;! 

Ell vet. John, 48, 390; John, 48, 

Elivott, 394; John, 48, 3.95; 

Elvot, Nicholas, 48, 396; Phil-j 

Elyott, J lep, 18, 403 ; Roger, 48, | 
395 ; Thomas, 48, 387 ; Thom- 
as, 48, 389 ; Thomas, 5.2, 
243 

Elmes, Christian, 45, GO', Sarah, 40, 
305 

Emerson, Alexander, 50, 527 

Eudicott, John, 30. 336 

Epes, Samuel, 51, 274 

Erving, John, 50, 537 ; Mar v M., 50. 
538 

Etheridge, Joan, 47, 408 

Eve, Harry, 50, 412; Richard, 42, 
397 

Everden, James. 51, 410 

Evered, Ralfe. 48, 248 

Eylleot. Hewgh, 48. 396 

Eyre, Symon, 38, 417 

Eyton, Mary, 45, 229 

Faercloughe, Thomas, 52, 254 

Fairewether, William, 44, 92 

Faneuil, Andrew, 49, 515; Benja- 
min, 49, 515 

Farmer, Anne, 47. 523 

Farrar, Nicholas, 43. 397 

Eaukner, Everard. 42, 272 

Fawconer, Francis. 39, 70 

Fawkner, Elizabeth. 42, 272 

Fawne, Dorothv, 48. 264; Luke, 48, 
263; Thomas, 39. 72 

Feake, Mary, 47. 517; Parnell, 47, | 
515; Robert, 47, 517; Wil- 
liam, 47, 516 

Feerby, Rachel, 5!. 401 

Fellgate, Tobias, 47. 415 

Fekon, John, 52. 234; John, 52, 
236; Nicholas, 52, 235 

Fen, ) Benjamin, 47, ^53; Clem- 1 

Fenn, ) ent, 50, 393; Robert, 4G, | 
334 ; Samuel, 50, 404 ; Simon. 
50, 285 

Fenner, Edward, 40, 367 

Fenniuge, William, 44, 193 



Fenwick, George. 38, 199 

Feme, John, 46, 431 

Feveryeare, Robert. 38, 70 

Finch, Rose, 47, 520; William, 47, 
520 

Firmin, Josias, 38. 72 

Fish, Augustine, 39. 334 

Fisher, Robert, 51. 264; Thomas, 
49, 378 

Fitch, Thomas, 46. 323 

Fitzherbert, Edward, 43, 386; Eliza- 
beth, 43,387; John, 43, 386; 
John, 43, 387; Robert. 43, 
386 

Fitzpen, George, 49, 244 

Fletcher, James, 47, 394 

Fones. Thomas, 50. 397 

Foord, Edward. 45. 161 

Foot, ) John, 51, 136; Margaret. 51, 

Foote, j 137; Robert, 51, 135; 
Robert. 51. 139; Robert. 51, 
250; Samuel. 51, 140: Sam- 
uel, 51, 249; Thomas, 5 J . 139 

Fouldger, Richard. 47, 409 

Foulks, Thomas. 38. 320 

Fowle, John, 50, 278 

Fownes. Anne, 50. 107; John. 50, 
106; John. 50, 106; Thomas, 
45, 153; Warwick, 50, 107 

Fox, George, 39. 327; Stephen, 41, 
256 

Franeklin, Gregory, 40, 377 

Francklyn, Gregory. 40, 380 

Fraunces, Edward. 39. 333 

Freeborne, John. 51. 278 

Frewen, John, 42. 70; Thankful, 42, 
70 

Frothinghara, Charles, 47, 41 4 

Fry, John, 47, 420 

Frye, Samuel, 3*. 425 

Frver, Richard. 4S, 263; Sibell, 45, 
231 

Fulalove, Margaret. 48, 121 

Fuller, Edward, 50. 533; Margaret, 
52, 241; Ralph, 52. "241; 
Robert, 52, 241 

Gace, John, 47. 110 

Gadsby, Edward. 38, 68 

Gale, Catherine, 50- 253; John. 50,. 

253; Theophilus, 47, 110 
Gardener, Margaret, 47, 26S 
Gardyuer, John, 47, 288 



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Gater, Joane, 52, 136 

Geere, Dennis, 37, 239 ; Thomas, 37, 
240 

Geghill, John, 52, 243 

Gerveis, Richard, 52, 133 

Getliin, Maurice, 52, 127 

Gibbon, Robert, 51, 257 

Gibbons, Margaret, 38, 426 

Gibbs, Philip, 39, 169; William, 52, 
144 

Gilliard, Andrew, 38, 425 

Gippes, Thomas, 50, 249 

Glover, Anne, 17, 501 ; Charles. 47. 
502; Elizabeth, 47, 500; 
Francis, 47. 502; John, 47, 
500; fee, 38, 72; Marv, 47, 
503; Roger. 38,423; Ro 2 er, 
47,499; Vyillia.oi, 46, 312 

Goddard, Mary, 47, 282 

Godwjn Mary, 38. 321 

Goffe, James, 47. 412 

Guide, William, 49, 265 

Gc!«;-to:i, Robert, 50, 507 

GoHedge, Thomas, 38, 60 

Goltve, Edmund, 40, 319 

Goodaie, Elizabeth, 52. 238 

Goode* Marmaduke, 38, Qo 

Gooding, Margaret, 49, 269 

Goodrick, William, 37, 377 

Goodwin, ) Daniel, 50, 272; Ed- 

Goodwyn, j mund, 50, 274; John, 
50, 268 ; John, 50, 273 ; Peter, 
48,385; Robert, 47, 498 

Goodyeare, Zacharye, 48, 380 

Goore, William, 40, 38 

Gore, William, 40, 33 

Gould, Johu, 49, 2^ ; John, 49, 267 ; 
Judith, 49. 267 ; Nathan, 49, 
267; Thomas, 49, 267 

Grace, William, 51, 131 

Grahme, Ranald, 46, 49; Susanna, 
43, 410 

Grave, Anne, 50, 423; Elizabeth, 
48, 499 

Gray, j Arthur, 51, 118; Thomas. 

Grave,] 43, 424; Thomas, 43. 
425; Thomas, 51, 110; Wil- 
liam, 47, 403 

Greame, Margaret, 52, 235 

Green, i Edward, 37, 235; John, 

Greene,!- 41, 62; Margaret, 51. 

Grene, ) 424; Robert, 40, 372, 
Robert, 42, 72 ; Thomas, 48, 



Gregory, William, 47, 276 

Gregson, Richard, 46. 151 

Grendon, Thomas, 44, 94 

Grey, William, 42, 72 

Griffin, David, 49, 496; Joan, 49. 

495 
Grigges, | Alice, 50, 251 ; Michael, 
Griggs, j 38, 67; Richard, 46, 
315; Thomas, 46, 315 ; William, 

50, 251 
Grigle, Alice. 50, 251 ; William, 50, 

251 
Grindall, Edmund, 38, 301 
Guise, William, 46, 47 
Guning, Cicely, 49, 258 
Gurdon. Anne, 1 49, 112; Brampton, 

49, 10S; Brampton, 49, 110; 

John, 49, 106; John, 49, 

111; Robert, 48, 516 
Guy, Frances, 47, 390; John, 40. 

372 
Guyse, John, 46, 47 
Gybbone, Jarvis, 51. 260 
Gyse, William, 48, 48 

Hacker, John, 48, 274 

Hackham, Agues, 49, 133 

Hackshaw, Robert. 42. 401 

Haddoeke, William. 47, 2«S0 

Mailes, Elizabeth, 38, 422 

Hale, Ann, 50, 536 

Hall, Humphrey, 47, 249 ; James, 

47, 140; John, 40, 428; 

John, 47, 13S; John, 47, 246; 

John, 48, 373 ; John, 48, 

374; Samuel. 47, 507 ; Sarah, 

47, 508; Thomas, 47, 247; 
. Thomas, 47, 506; William, 

48, 108; William, 49, 487 
Halsted, Abraham, 49, 131 
Ham, Elizabeth, 47, 127 
Hamby, Robert, 51, 124 
Hamilton, Andrew, 48, 496 
Hammond, ) Joane, 41, 167; John, 
Hamond, ) 41,167; Robert. 51, 

138 
Hamor, Raphe, 49, 260 
Hamore, Susan, 49. 248 
Hampson, Philip, 47. 419 
Hampsted, James, 50. 422 
Hampton, Lawrence, 48. 272 
Hanbury, Edward, 44, 3S5 
Hancorue, Michaei, 52, 132 






























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Index to Testators. 






Hanham, Frances, 39, 168 

Hankeuson, Mary, 52, 115 

Hannsworth, Francis, -12, 395 

Hardie, Robert, 50, 535 

Hardware, Margaret, 52, 135 

Harman, William, 48, 108 

Harris, Priscilla, 4-7, 420; Richard, 
51, 109 

Harrison, Margaret, 44, 388; Nicho- 
las, 49^ 485 

Harsnett, Adam, 41, 175 

Hart, | Anne. 49. 511 ; Thomas, 48, 

Harte, j 406; William, 52, 143 

Hartwell, Henry, 43, 154 

Harvard, John, 39, 2§7; Margaret, 
39, 2G8; Robert, 39, 269; 
Thomas, 39, 267; Thomas, 

39, 277 

Harvev, Charles, 52, 126; Jane, 52, 
"l28 

Harwood, Elizabeth, 46. 433; John, 
42, 64 

Haselden, Robert, 52, 258 

Hasilden, William, 52, 257 

Haslewood, Thomas, 50, 288 

Hasteler, Edward, 50, 255 

Hathorne, Nathaniel, 38, 203 ; Rob- 
ert, 38, 68; Sara, 38, 202; 
William, 38, 201 

Haviland, [Matthew, 45, 152; 

Havylande, j Matthew, 45, 153; 
Matthew, 45, 299 

Hawes, John, 41, 173 

Hawkiugs, John, 44, 390 

Haye, Isaac, 51, 414 

Hayes, John, 51, 138 

Hayne, Philip, 50, 398 

Haynes, George, 48, 389 ; John, 48, 
388; William, 52, 111 

Hay ward, Elizabeth. 48, 448; John, ! 
51, 128; Martha, 47, 271 

Heath, Grace, 47, 138 

Herd, Edmund, 51, 423 

Herdson, Anne, 48, 136 

Herenden, Thomas, 51, 261 

Herford, William, 40, 369 

Hervy, Thomas, 40, 367; Thomas, 

40, 368 
Hewburd, George, 50, 267 
Hewes, John, 51, 136 
Hewett, Thomas, 48, 126 
Hext, Edward, 48, 498 
Heynes, Simon, 43, 414 



Hickman, William. 49. 512 
Hig^inson, Humphrie. 40, 452 
Highlordi Katherine, 4-S, 132 
Hill, Cicelv, 47, 245; James, 49. 
495; John, 37, 237; Roger, 

49, 109 
Hilles, Samuel, 50, 254 
Hills. William, 50. 134 
Hilton, Nowell. 38, 73 
Hinxe, Anne, 52. 263 
Hitch, Mildred, 47. 413 
Hitchins, Samuel, 49, 137 
Hobson, Henry, 49, 399; William, 

45, 161 
Hodges, Peter, 39, 332 
Holden, Samuel, 45, 163 
Holland, Joseph, 37, 377 
Holiaway, Mary, 50, 273; William, 

50, 270* 
Hollinshed, John, 49, 509 

Hollis. Frances, 45, 61 ; Hannah, 45, 
61 ; John, 45, 60; Nathaniel, 
45, 60; Thomas, 45. '^ ; 
Thomas, 45, 56 ; Thomas, 45, 
59 

Hollister, Dennis, 47, 251 

Holrnan, Morgan, 39, 330 

Holt, James, 38, 428 

Holworthie, ) John, 45. 157; Mat- 

Holworthy, f thew, 45,156; Na- 
thaniel, 45, 155; Richard, 
45, 154; Thomas, 45. 155 

Hood, John, 50, 423 

Hooke, Cicily, 46. 448; Thomas, 48, 
448 

Hooker, Edward. 42, 398 : John, 44, 
397; Ralph, 38, 323 

Hopkins, Edward, 38, 315; Henry, 
38, 314 

Home, Christopher, 52, 244 

Horsforde, William, 39, 330 

Hoskins, Mary, 38, 66; Richard, 51, 
117 

Houghton, Nicholas, 42, 65 ; Rich- 
ard, 39, 67 ; Robert, 42, G6 

House, Katherine, 52, 243 

Howard, Thomas, Lord, 51, 392 

Howell, Thomas, 52, 264 

Hubbard, Joseph. 51, 422 

Hulton, Nathaniel, 41, ^^', Natha- 

Huulock, I Christopher, 49. 392; 
Hunlocke, J Denham, 49, 333; 



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Francis. 49, 339 ; Henry, 19, 
391; Martha, 19, 389 
Hunwick, John. 50, 513 

Hurt, Anne, 19, oil 

Huchinson, | Anne, 51,122; Chris- 

Hutchenson, > topher, 51, 120; 

Hutchinson, ) Christopher, 51, 
123; John, 51. 119; Richard, 
51, 125; Thomas, 51, 121; 
Thomas, 51, 124; William, 
51, 118; William, 51, 120 

Hyll, Otwell, 50, old; Richard, 50, 
520 

Ingram, Mary, 13, 131; Raph, 18, 

131 
Ireland, John, 52, 106 
Irish, Zacharie, 19, 265 
Isham, Henry j -i-i, 93; Katherine, 

11, 94 
Ive, John, 38, 416; John, 50, 412; 

John, 50, 413; Leonard, 50, 

413; Samuel, 37, 377 

Jackson, Arthur, 13, 166; Samuel, 
19, 263; Samuel, 19, 387 

Jadwin, Elizabeth, 18, 311 

Jadvvyn, Thomas, 12, 393 

James, Richard, 11, 394; Thomas, 
51, 422 

Jansoo, Brian, 17, 282; Thomazine, 
17, 282 

•JelTerie, Jane, 50, 508 

Jeffrey, Edward, 50, 509 

Jcggles, Daniel, 52, 244 

Jegyll, Robert, 52, 243 

Jeoffrey, John, 50, 509 

Jesson, Abraham, 17, 257; Abra- 
ham, 17, 258 ; Dorothy, 17, 
106; Jacob, 17, 104 

Jobson, Michael, 11, 93 

Johnson, Daniel, 38, 68 ; Hester, 52, 
123; John, 17,416; Robert, 
19,376; Thomas, 17,417 

Jollife, John, 12, 69 

Jones, Anne, 38, GQ; Anne, 51, 284; 
George, 10, 40; John, 51, 
283 

Jowles, John, 51, 415 

Joyliffe, Anne, 12, 70; George, 12, 
70 

Jupe, Nicholas, 10, 44 



Jord: 



aine 



493 



> 



Jourdaine 
Jurdain, 
Jurdaine, 
Jurdan, 

491'; 



Juxon, 



Elizabeth, 19, 

Elizabeth, 19, 494; 

Ignatius, 19, 493 ; 

Joane, 19, 494; John, 

19, 491; John, 19, 
John, 19, 492; John, 
19, 492 

Arthur, 52, 121: Elizabeth, 
52,113; John, 52, 109; John, 
52, 122; John, 52, 123; 
Joseph, 52, 124; Margaret, 
52, 125; Nicholas, 52, 126; 
Ralph, 52, 124; Raphe, 51, 
424; Thomas, 13. 304; 
Thomas, 52, 106; Thomas, 
52, 118; Thomas, 52, 126; 
Thomas, 52, 128: William, 
52, 124; William, 52, 125 



Kaine, Benjamin, 37, 234 
Kaye, Matthew, 18, 503 
Kebby, John, 13, 42G 
Kechiu, Robert, 15, 150 
Kellam, Henry, 52, 238 
Kelland, ) Christopher, 50, 108; 
Kellond, ^ Johane, 50, 109 ; John, 
Kellonde, ) 50,109; John, 50, 110; 

John, 50, 110; Walter, 50, 

107; Walter, 50, 109 
Kelway, Walter, 17, 414 
Kemb, Margaret, 12, 400 
Kembold, ) Henry, 52, 247 ; Nicho- 
Kembolde, j las, 52, 247 ; Stephen, 

52, 249; Thomas, 52, 247 
Kempe, John, 52, 2Co ; Thomas, 52, 

262 
Kempster, John, 16, 455 
Kent, Elizabeth, 17, 413 
Kerrell, Elizabeth, 52, 117 
Keysar, Benjamin, 11, 55 
King, | George, 51, 282; Peter, 
Kinge,) 19, 509; William, 11, 

391 
Kingman, John, 51, 115 
Kingsweil, Edward, 51, 283 
Kirkiner, Agnes, 51, 395 
Kirkner, Erasmus, 51, 391 
Kirrill, Henry, 52, 118; John, 52^ 

110 
Kirtland, John, 11, 60 
Knight, Francis, 10, 441 
Knott, Thomas, 51, 424 
Knowling, Andrew, 13, 383 



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Index to Testators. 



Kydwell, Nicholas, 44, 391 

Lancaster, Robert. 4:8, 500 

Lane, Dorothy, 40, 158; Edmond, 

48, 481; Jeremie, -43, 435; 
John, 44, 305 ; John, 40, 427 ; 
Margaret, 37, 378 

Langham, George, 52, 118 ; George, 

52, 128; Thomas, 52, 128 
Larabee, John, 38, 321 
Lardner, Richard. 39, 62 
Launce, Anne, 4:5, 155; William, 

45, 155 
Lawrence, Matthew, 50, 131 
Lee, \ Elizabeth, 50, 520; Isaac, 44. 
Ley, J 391: John, 4-0, 304; Law- 
rence, 44, 392; Martha, 49, 
263; Philip, 49, 376; Rich- 
ard, 44, 393; Samuel, 44, 
393 
Leeson, Thomas, 47, 291 
Legge, William, 46, 50 
Lello, Henry, 38.313 
Le Mercier, Mary, 49, 137 
Lennys, Joane. 47, 112 
Lewes, ) John, 49. 504; John, 51, 
Lewis, > 133; Mary, 50, 385; 
Lewys, ) Robert, 50, 287 
Lewyn, Justinian, 43, 414 
Lidgett, Charles, 47, 406 
Light, Agnes, 47, 269; Christo- 
Lighte, I fer, 4'i 400; Christofer, 
Lyght, f 47. 270; Thomas, 47, 
Lyghte, J 269; Walter, 47, 267 
Lincolne, Stephen, 50, 268 
Lincon, Robert, 50. 266 
Lisle, Alicia. 39. 62 
Littlebury, William, 5 , 132 
Lloyd, ) James, 49. 503; John, 38, 
Lloyde, J 425; William. 49, 503 
Lock, Ann, 50. 525; Beniamyn, 
Locke, I 51), 523; Eleazer, 50, 
Lok, J 522; Elizabeth. 50, 519; 
Loke, Henrye, 50, 521; Jane. 

47.418: Jane, 50. 521 ; Joane, 

49, 126; John, 50, 517; 
Mathew, 50. 519; Mathew, 

50, 521; Thomas, 50, 5_>0; 
William. 47. 417; William, 
5C- 5 IS; Zachary, 50. 522 

Long, Henry, 51, 114 

Lord. > lieMinett. .30. 112; John, 

Lorde, y ill, ill; John, 50, 1 1 1 



Lowe, John, 49, 404 

Lowers, John, 47. 423 

Lucas, Bridget, 48, 276 ; Robert, 
38. 66; Robert, 50, 536 

Ludlowe, George, 40, 300 

Ludwell, Christian, 47, 278; Rob- 
ert, 47, 277; Thomas. 47, 
277; Valentine, 47, 277 

Lumley, Martin, 47, 247 

Lyndon, Augustin, 47, 278 

Lynkon, Robert, 50, 266 

Lynn, William, 47, 246 



Maddison, Thomas, 51, 123 
Madockes, Richard. 49, 482 
Maior, Jerman, 48, 383 
Maister, Magdalen, 50, 514 
Makepeace, Abel, 44, 302; Abell, 

47, 289; Mary, 47, 291 
Makin, Tobias, 50, 286 
Man, John, 45, 150; Thomas, 49, 

486 
Manning, 1 Edmond, 51, 304; Ed- 
Manuinge, | ward, 51, 302; Ed- 
Mannyng, j ward, 51. 403; 
Mannynge, J Geoige, 51. 394; 
George, 51, 401 ; Henry, 51, 
399; Henry, 51. 400; Henry, 
51, 402; Hughe, 51, 390; 
Jeremy, 51, 402; John, 51, 
390; John. 51, 303; Kathe- 
ryne, 51, 396; LeouarJ, 51, 
389; Martvn, 51, 390; 
Mylles, 51. 389 ; Richard, 51, 
397 ; Richard, 51, 308; Rich- 
ard©, 51, 389; Robert. 51, 
395 ; Thomas, 51.304 ; Thom- 
as,51,396; William, 51, 391 ; 
William, 51, 395; Wiiliam, 

51, 399 
Mansfeilde, John. 40, 324 
Maplett, John, 40, 153 
Maplisdeu, George, 51, 258; Jone, 

. 44, 393 
March, W r illiam, 39, 336 
Markant, William. 50, 257 
Markaunt, John. 50, 256 
Marsh, Grace, 49, 371; John, 49, 

370 
Marshall, Easter, 46, 46; John, 50, 
136; John, 50, 137; Mary, 

52, 249 
















































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Index to Testators. 



XXill 



Martin, ) Henry, 51, 116 ; John, 51, 
Martyn, > 255; Michael, 51, 117: 

Richard, 46, 452 
Marvin, George, 50, 112 
Mason, John, 37. 237 ; Rose, 47, 

408; William. 47, 407 
Mather, Mary, 45. 296 
Maverick, Moses, 47 1 423 
May, Susan, 51. 414 
Maye, Joseph, 45. 230 
Mavplett, Mary, 44. 384 
Medcalfe, Peter, 40. 371 
Mellowaie, John, 51. L'65 
Mercer, Daniel, 47. 51 1 ; Daniel. 49, 
238 ; Francis, 47, 513 ; John, ; 

47, 511 ; Pan!. 47, 511 
Merrier, Mary Le. 49, 137 
Mew, Noell, 40. 48 

Mewce, Elizabeth, 43, 406 

Michelhome, William, 52, 121 

Micbell, William. 49. 391 

Middleton, Philip. 40, 272; Rob- 
ert. 49, 270; Thomas, 49, 
211 

Mlldmay, Amy, 49, HI 

Miles. Joseph, 51, 139 

Mirriam, William, oih 506 

Mo&itt, Edward, 50, 120 

Montgomery, James, 89. 332 

Moody, George, 39. 'oS ; Samuel, 39, 
* 68 

Moore, John, 47, 286 ; Ralph, 43, 
294 

More, Mary, 50, 534 ; William, 50, 
528 

Moretoft, Valentine. 48. 382 

Moreton, Nicholas, 47, 509 

Morgan, Elizabeth, 48. 267 ; John, 

48, 267; Joseph. 51, 116 
Morley, Robert. 48. 391 

Morris, Judith, 48, 118; Mary, 48, 

276 
Morse, John, 51, 400 
Mott, Mark, 41, 320; Mark, 50, 

254; Robert, 50, 252 . 
Moulson, Anne, 47, 114 
Mowlson, Thomas, 47. 113 
Mullenner, Thomas. 51, 421 
Mullens, William, 42, 62 
Mulliner, Elizabeth. 51, 422 
Mauinges, Edmund. 37. 378 
Munsey, William, 47, 530 
Muschampe, Margaret, 50, 525 



Myles, Elianor, 49, 482 
Myllett, John, 48, 392 

Nash, Thomas, 46, 426 

Nasshe, Anthony, 46, 426 

Nairn toa, Robert, 49. 508 

Neale, ( John, 51, 121 ; Margery, 51, 

Neall, j 121; Walter, 52, 201 

Nedham, Elizabeth, j'2, 251 

Needham, Katherine, 50, 532 ; Mary, 

45, 294 
Nelson, Paschall, 49,513; Thomas, 

38, 423 
Nethway, Sarah, 49, 257 
Neve, Elizabeth, 46, 446 
Newdigate, Nathaniel, 51, 132 
Newell, Andrew, 50, 532 ; Jane, 48, 

134 
Newgate, Nathaniel, 51, 132 
Newport, Christofer, 48,271 ; Chris- 
topher, 48, 270 
Newton, Francis, 40, 45 ; John, 49, 

384 
Nicholles, William, 47, 522 
Nicholls, Matthias, 49. 251 
Nicholson, William, 49. 403 
Nickolson, Robert, 39. 72 
Norcrosse, Nathaniel, 49, 385 
Norris, John. 37. 379 
Northcote, Katherine. 48. 495 
Nowell, Christopher, 49, 372; John, 

49, 384 
Noyes, Anne, 41, 64; Anne, 49, 

261 

Oakes, Edward, 47, 113 

Oglander, John, 52, 265 ; William, 
52, 261 

Oldfield, John, 48, 265 

Oliver. James, 42, 397 

Olyver, John, 47, 126 

Osboldston, Edward, 49, 387 ; Ed- 
ward, 49, 388 ; George, 49, 
387 

Overton, Olyve, 49, 481 

Owen. Robert, 49, 252 

Owfeild, } Katherine 48, 265; 

Owfeilde. > Roger, 47. 289 ; Sam- 

Owfield, ) uel, 48, 265, Thoma- 
Hne, 47. 497 

Oxenbri'!^, Daniel. 44. 84; John, 
44- 83 ; John, 44. *■'> : Kath- 
erine, 44, 85; Susanna, 44, 
87 



XXIV 



Index to Testators. 



Padnall, Thomas, 51, 265 

Page, John, 43, 307 ; Robert, 52, 
247 

Palmer, Ann, 40, 373 ; Arch&Ue, 
43, 84; Barbara, 43, 83; 
Edward, 49, 134; Eliakim, 
43, 87 ; Henry, 43, 86 ; John, 
43, 84; John" 47, 525; Marl 
tha, 43, 86 ; William, 43, 83 ; 
William, 43, 84; William, 
43,84 

Pargiter, } Elianor, 43,417; Fran- 

Pargyter, } cis, 43, 406 : John, 

37, 238; Robert. 45, 62; 
Theodore, 38, 424; William, 

43, 400 

Parker, Agnes, 40, 373; Calthorpe, 
40, 107; Dorothy, 37, 240; 
John, 46, 308;* John. 48. 
508; John, 48. 510; Joseph, 

46, 309; Judith, 46, ^33; 
Mercie, 49? 107; Nathaniel, 
87, 376; Robert. 48, 507; 
Thomas, 48, 508 

Parkhurst, Henry, 52, 138; Robert, 

52, 137 
Parkins, Elizabeth, 48, 511 
Parkinson, John, 50, 138 
Parks, Edward, 40, 37 
Parris, Anne, 39, 337; John, 39, 

337 
Partrich, Gervase, 47, 279 
Pate, Margery, 43, 290; Richard, 

38, 426 
Patenden, Henry, 51, 257 
Patten, Dorcas, 52, 142 
Payson, John, 42, 401 
Peake, Robert, 37, 379 
Peck, Edward, 47, 113 
Pecke, Robert, 39, 65 
Peers, Alice, 50, 413 
Peister, Jonas de, 47, 420 
Pemberton, Paul, 49, 248; Robert, 

47, 498; Roger, 43, 294; 
William, 49, 248 

Pemerton, John, 39, 61 
Penn, ) Banna, 44, 190 ; John. 44, 
Penne, j 191 ; Richard, 44. 190; 
Thomas. 44. 192; William. 

44, 186; William, 44, 187; 
William, 44, 188 

Pennington, Mary, 48, 305 



mnoyer, ) Martha, 45, 160; Sam- 
moyer, j uel, 45. 157; Wil- 



Pei 

Penoy 

liam, 45, 158 

Pepperell, William, 38, 204 

Perne, Rachel, 38, 311; Richard. 
38, 311 

Perrie, Edward, 50, 116 

Perry, John, 50, 115 

Pettus, John, 48, 504 ; Thomas, 48, 
505 

Peyton, Henry, 47, 418 

Phippen, George, 49, 244 

Phipps, Francis, 38- 205 

Phips, William, 38, 204 

Pickeringe, Edward, 49, 369 

Pierce, Mark, 41, 5G; Marke, 49, 
500 

Piggott, George, 39, 329 ; John, 48, 
384 

Pinchion,] Edward. 48, 252: Hen- 

Pinchon, { ry, 48, 253 ; John, 4S. 

Pynchon. [ 246; John, 48, 250: 

Pynchyn. J John, 48, 254; Mary, 
48, 254; Nichas, 48, 241: 
Rose, 48, 249; William. 48, 
242; William, 48, 251; Wil- 
liam, 48, 255 

Pindar, Michael, 46, 445 ; W r illiam. 
44, 392 

Piper, William, 50, 509 

Pitt, Marv, 49, 255; Thomas, 45, 
151 ; Thomas. 49, 257 ; Wil- 
liam, 49, 252 : William, 49, 
253; William, 49, 254; Wil- 
liam, 49, 254; William, 49, 

Pittes, William, 49, 251 [257 

Playne, Apollo, 49, 105 

Plumbe, John, 52, 248 

Plummer, Benjamin, 40, 49 ; George, 
44, 394 

Pole, ) Anne. 48, 493 ; Carolus. 48, 

Poole,} 493; Dorothy, 48, 491; 
Jane, 48, 492; John, 48, 492; 
William, 48, 489; William, 

48, 490; William, 48, 494 
Pope, Thomas, 43, 417 
Popham. George, 44, 383; John, 

44. 383 
Pordage, Joshua, 48, 384; Robert, 

49. 374 
Pory, Robert, 52, 125 
Poulter, Hannah, 38. 319 
Pountes, John, 49, 510 



Index to Testators. 



xxv 



Power, Anne, 48, 110; Anthony, 
48, 109; Stephen; 48, 110 

Pratt, John, 48, 500 

Preble, Abraham, 50, 118; Robert, 
50, 118 

Prescott, Margaret, 43, 100 

Priaulx, \ John. 49, 238 ; Peter, 47, 

Piraulx, j 510; Peter, 48, 274 

Prickett, Miles, 4-1, 62 

Priest, Thomas, 40, 266 

Prockter, ) Henry. 50, 1 27 ; Johanna, 

Proctor, j 50, 123; John, 50, 127; 
Sarah, 50, 128 

Purchas, Samuel, 38, 319 

Purefay, John 49, 507 [386 

Pye, Hester, j2, 116; John, 50, 

Quicke, William, 38, 60 
Quincey, John, 47, 525 
Quine\, ) Adrian, 46, 429; Rich- 
Quynev, ) arcl, 41, 53; Richard, 

*47, 523; Thomas, 47, 526 
Quinsie, Ann, 47, 524 

Kadcliffe, Anthony, 48, 266 

Rainborow, ) Martha, 40, 160; 

Rainborowe, j Thomas, 40, 158; 
Thomas, 40, 162; William, 
40, 161 

Eainton, Nicholas, 52, 119 

Rand, James, 41, 61 ; Margaret, 40, 
382 ; Robert, 37, 239 

Randell, Margaret, 48, 110 

Randolph, ) Barnard, 43, 481 ; Bar- 

Randolphe, j nard, 48, 484; Ed- 
mond, 48, 486; Edward, 48, 
487; Harbert, 48, 483; 
Isabell, 48, 482; John, 48, 
485 ; Peter, 45, 230 ; Thom- 
as, 48, 487; William, 48, 
485 

Rawson, David, 38, 309; Edward, 
38,308; William, 38,310 

Ray, John, 41, 174 

Rayment, George, 49, 136; John, 
43, 157 

Raymond, George, 46, 313 

Rayner, Roger,"47, 111 

Ray sings, Rose, 40, 365 

Read, Aleyn, 51, 273; John, 38, 

Reade, I 67; Nicholas, 51, 420; 

Reed, f Thomas, 37, 238 ; Thom- 

Reede, J as, 48, 382 ; Thomas, 51, 



272 ; William, 40, 304 ; Wil- 
liam, 48, 381 ; William, 50, 
124 

Reignoldes, Henry, 50, 281 

Reuoire, Paul de, 41, 63 

Revel 1, Michael, 49, 3«8 

Revnoldes, Robert. 52, 113 

Rice, Robert, 39, 66 

Rich, Elias, 49, 506 ; Nathaniel, 48, 
267 

Richmond, Richard, 43, 167 

Risby, Elizabeth, 51, 417 

Roades, William, 43, 386 

Robertes, ) Anne, 49, 246 ; Elias, 

Roberts, ) 42, 396; John, 49, 
239 ; Martin, 49, 239 

Robins, John, 49, 373 

Robinson, Samuel, 47, 406 

Roby, Anthony, 38, 67 

Rockwell, Honer, 49, 270 

Rogers, Dorothy, 41, 174; Ezekiel, 
41, 178; Joane, 46, 452; 
John, 41, 164; John, 43, 
166; John, 41, 174; John, 
50,254; Nathaniel, 41, 183; 
Philip, 52, 234; Richard. 41, 
163 ; Richard, 40, 449 ; Rich- 
ard, 46, 450; Thomas, 40, 
364; Thomas, 41, 163; Wil- 
liam, 46, 450 

Rolfe, John. 38, 6S 

Rooles, John, 50, 534 

Roper, Thomas, 40, 42 

Rothery, William, 51, 115 

Rothwell, William, 47, 253 

Rous, Anthony, 48, 515 

Rowe, Mary, 38, 308 

Rowell, Thomas, 10, 371 

Rusham, Jefferye, 50, 513 

Russell, James, 43, 425 ; Paule, 43, 
426; Richard, 45, 228 

Russham, Thomas, 50, 512 

Sadler, John, 39, 283; John, 46, 
429 ; John, 46, 430 ; Mary, 
40, 367: Roger, 46, 424 

Saintbury, Rebecca, 39, 163 

St. John, Oliver, 52, 255 ; Sibilla, 
52, 260 

St. Nicholas, Timothy, 48, 119 

Saker, William, 41, 63 

Salter, George, 48, 128 

Saltonstali, Barnard, 48, 510 ; Dor- 



XXVI 



Index to Testators. 



bcro^gs, 



othv, 48, 511 ; Jane, 48,506; 
John, 43. 500 : Peter, 48, 51 1 ; 
Richard, 48, 501 ; Richard, 
48, 505 ; Richard, 1-8, 51 1 ; 
Richard, 4-8- 512; Samuel. 
4:8, 504'; Susan, 4.-8, 502 

Sammes, Edward. 4:5, "233 

Sampson, Katherine, 4:0, 303 

Sandys, Elizabeth, 45, 65 ; Mar- 
garet, -43, 404 

Sayer, John, 45, 29S 

Scales, Thomas, 52, 115 

Scotchford, John, 38, 415 

Scot, ) George, 4-9. 501 ; George, 

Scott, [ 51,254; Henry, 52, 248 ; 

Skott, ) John, 4:3. 305 ; John, 4:8, 
379 ; John, 4:9. 483 

Scottow, Thomas, 89, 169 

Scrooges, } Anne. 48, 124; Edward, 
4:8, 124; Francis, 4:8, 
122 ; John, 4:8, 123 ; Thomas, 
48, 123 

Scudder, William, 4:7, 423 

Seabri^ht, William, 48, 116 

Seborne, Margaret, 50, 140 

Sedgwick, ) John, ?8, 206; Ste- 

Sedgwicke, j phen, 4:2, 67 ; Wil- 
liam, 4:2, 67 ; William, -42. 68 

Sedley, John, 4:9, 113; John, 4:9, 
120 ; Martyn. 49, 121 ; Nich- 
olas, 49, 120; William, 49, 
118 

Sergeant, Mary, 50, 259 

Severy, Edward, 49, 387 

Sevier, Meriane, 40, 303 

Sewall, Henry, 49. 45 ; Margaret, 
52, 250; William, 48, 109 

Seward, Sarah, 47, 119 

Seymor, Richard, 44. 395 

Shaw, William, 47, 527 

Shawe, John, 42, 396 

Shelly, Jone, 51, 390 

Sheppard, Matthew. 52, 107 ; Thom- 
as, 49, 505 ; Thomas, 4«), 
506 

Sheppey, Mary, 44, 298 

Sherer, Richard, 52. 139 

Sheriffe, Hugh, 50, 409 

Sharman, ^ Ann, 50, 397; Anne, 

Shearman, > 50, 284; Beazaliell, 

Sherman, ) 59, 288 ; Bezaliel, 50, 
396; Edmond, 50, 283; Ed- 
mund, 50, 396; Edmund, 50, 



396; Ester, 50, 392; E - 
chiell, 50, 393; Ezekiel, 37, 
236; Ezekiel, 50, 397; Hen- 
ry, 50,281; Henry, 50, 285; 
Henry, 50, 393; Henry, 50, 
394; John, 50, 279; John, 
50, 394; John, 50, 395; 
John, 50, 395 ; John, 50, 396 ; 
Nathaniel, 50, 287 ; Robert, 
50, 284; Samuel, 50, 391; 
Samuel, 50, 394; Samuel. 50, 
395; Susan, 50, 286 
Short, William, 50, 111 
Shorte, Luce, 50, 110 
Shotton, Thomas, 50, 510 
Shrimpton, Ebeuezer, 43, 161; Ed- 
ward, 43, 161; Elizabeth, 
43, 161; Lydia, 43, 162; 
Samuel, 43, 161 
Shurt, George. 49, 135 
Sidey, William, 4S. 270 
Sillesbie, ] Anthony. 47, 261 : Mat- 
Sillesbv, I hewe, 47, 259 : Sam- 
Sillesbye, f uell, 47, 2G5 ; Thom- 
Silsbie, as, 47, 266 ; William, 

47, 261 
Silvester, ) Constant, 37, 385 ; Giles, 
Sylvester, j 37. 384 ; Nathaniel. 37, 

386 ; Peter, 37, 384 
Simonds, Margaret, 37, 388 
Simpson, ^ Anthony, 48, 376; Is- 
Simson, >- abeila. 50, 399 ; Mar- 
Sympson, j tin, 48, 377 ; Martin, 
48,378; Percivall, 48, 375; 
Svdrach, 50. 399 
Skilton, Mary, 51, 116 
Skinner, ) Margerie, 50, 419; Rob- 
Skynner, j ert, 50, 266; Samuel, 
50, 271; Stephen, 50, 268; 
William. 50, 418 
Slade, Arthur, 43. 160 
Slaughter. Elizabeth, 49, 250 
Slayne, Thomas. 47, 411 
Smart, Adreau, 50, 252 
Smarte, John, 50, 253 
Smith, ) Alice, 46, 422 ; Elizabeth, 
Smithe, j 47, 407 ; Elizabeth. 48, 
513; Francis, 46, 421; 
George, 47. 255 ; George, 
49, 513 ; Henry, 47, 281 ; 
Henry. 47, 390; Henry, 49, 
490; John, 38, 71; John, 46, 



423 



John. 47, 421 ; John, 



Index to Testators, 



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50, 122; Margery, 52, 243; 
Nafftanaeil, 38, 417; Richard, 
40,45; Robert, 12, 271; Ro- 
bert, 44, 193; Sarah, 42, 271; 
Symon,47,404 ; Thomas, 4:5. 
51 ; Thomas, 49,136; William, 
47, 527; William, 50, 530 

Smithier, John, 47, 258 

Smyth, \ Alice, 4:0. 419 ; John, 4:6, 

Smvthe, j 420; Thomas, 43, 89; 
Thomas, 47. 410; William, 
40, 364 

Snape, Timothy, 37, 388 

Snell, Nathaniel, 42, 401 

Snelling, Frances, 49, 499; Thomas, 
40, 499 

Snooke, John, 44, 90 ; Richard, 44, 
90 

Snowe, Thomas. 47, 249 

Sohier, Mary, 47, 505 ; Mary, 47, 
506; Matthew, 47, 505: 
Peter, 47, 505 

Somers, George, 44, 384 

Somner, Arthur, 41, 59 

Southcot, Humfry, 48, 139 

Southcott, Thomas. 48, 139 

Sparhauke, ] Arthur, 50. 407; Eras- 

Sparhawke, I mus, 50, 408 ; Ester, 

Sparrocke, [ 50. 411 ; James, 50. 

Sperhawke, J 409 ; James, 50. 
411: John, 50, 407, John, 
50, 410^ John, 50, 411; 
Lewes, 50, 407 ; Leonard, 
50, 413; Various. 50, 412-3 

Sparrowe, Stephen, 51, 415 

Spellman, John, 51, 416 

Spelman, Thomas, 38, 323 

Spencer, ) Alice, 48, 242 ; Daniel, 

Spenser, J 48, 405 ; Francis, 46, 
435; John, 43, 401; John, 
46, 45 ; Margaret. 46 : 435 ; 
Mottrom, 45, 68 ; Nicholas, 
45, 65; Nicholas, 45, 06; 
Nicholas, 45, 67 ; Richard, 
45, 231; Thomas, 44, 390; 
William, 45, 67; William, 
45, 235 

Sjrincf&a, Edmund. 40, 171 

Spragw?! Edward, 40, 264 

Spurhtow, William, 52, 138 

Stafford, Dorothy, 40, 378 

Stunh y, Thomas, 48, 124. 

Stanton, Nicholas, 50, 129 



Starr, Comfort, 47, 107 

Staverd, John, 52, 236 

Staverde, Johane. 52, 237 

Stedman, Solomon, 39, 334 

Steevens, Henry, 49, 260 

Stegge, Thomas, 20, 160; Thomas, 

39,161 
Stephens, Mathewe. 50, 259 ; Pris- 

cilla, 50, 260 
Stermyn, Jacomyn. 44, 384 
Stevenson, James, 40, 506 
Stockton, William, 40, 41 
Stokes, Robert, 43, 294; Roger, 43, 

294 
Stolion, Jane, 49. 247 
Stolyon, Thomas. 40, 247 
Stone, Margaret. 38. 320 
Stoughton, John, 40, 306 
Street, Richard, 4(5, 418 
Sturman, Richard. 40, 512 
Style, John, 45, 232 ; Samuel, 41, 

259 
Sudbury, Thomas, 52, 240 
Sumpner, William, 37, 237 
Swaine, John, 52, 124 
Swayne, Bennett, 47, 136 
Sybada, Kempo, 49. 135 
Sy borne, Edmond, 50, 260 
Svm, John, 46, 316 
Symes, Mary, 41, 63 
Symnell, Richard, 50, 135 
Symondes, Thomas. 51, 279 
Symonds, John. 40, 304 
Syms, Randal, 49, 485 

Tailecot, John, 50, 134 

Talcott, Robert, 50, 138; William, 
50, 138 

Tarbox, various, 43, 91-92 

Tatton, William, 48, 275 

Taylor, Daniel, 42, 178; John. 48, 
499; John, 49, 126; Thom- 
as, 49. 126; William. 42, 
177; William, 49, 506; Wil- 
liam, 52, 126 

Tew, Richard, 46, 453 

Thatcher, Claree, 47, 421 ; Clement, 
47, 131: Peter, 47, 132; 
Thomas, 47, 131 

Thomas, Sarah, 49, 404 

Thompson, Rowland, 49, 491 ; Sam- 
uel. 49, 395 

Thomson, George, 49, 271 ; Maurice, 



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Index to Testators. 



49, 271; Robert, 38, 317; 

William. 52. 238 
Thorndike, ) Francis, 51, 129 ; 
Thorndyke, [• Herbert, 51, 126; 
Thornedyke, ) Herbert, 51, 130; 

Nicholas, 51, 127; Paul, 51, 

128 
Thorne, Rebeceah, 42, 68 ; William, 

48, 496 
Thorner, Robert. 45, 52 
Thorn ton, Samuel, 43, 404 
Thorowgood, Joseph, 43, 154 
Threele, Mary, 50, 526 
Tilden, Joseph, 38, 322 
Timberlake, Henry, 52, 263 
Tomlins, Richard, 49, 373 ; Samuel, 

4G, 328; Thomas, 46, 417 
Tookie, Ann, 40, 456: Job, 44, 

96; Job, 46, 456 
Toope, James, 47, 125 
Topping, Richard. 46, 336 



Torrey, } Alice, 45, 300; Philip, 
lorry, j 

300; William, 45, 299 



45, 300; Philip, 45, 




Tothe, William, 51, 396 
Towers, Anne, 45, 234 
Townsend, Joseph, 39, 335 
Towsey, John, 47- 123 
Trafford, Ann, 49. 499 ; Elizabeth, 

49, 499 ; Humphrey, 49, 498 ; 

Thomas, 49, 498 
Traherne, William, 49, 250 
Trethewey, John, 49, 242 
Trethwy, Robert, 49, 240 
Trotter, Thomas, 50, 123 
Trye. Elianor, 45, 292 : Ursula, 45, 

291 
Tuttie, John, 48, 143 
Tutty, William. 48, 142 
Tyce, William. 49. 272 
Tyler, Grace, 47, 278 
Tindall, ") Anne, 49, 380 ; John, 
Tyndale, > 49, 377; John. 49. 
Tyndall, ) 379; John, 49, 379; 

Thomas, 49, 378 ; Umphrey, 

49, 379 

Usher, Mary, 39, 169 ; Patient, 39, 
169 

Vausoldt, Elizabeth, 38, 324 
Vassall. I John. 51, 230; John, 51, 
Vasseli, ) 286; Judith, 51, 283; 
William, 51, 286 



Vercelini, Nicholas, 51, 397 
Verney, Edmund, 43, 391 
Vernon, Margerie, 44< 388 
Versellin, Jacob, 51, 398 
Versilyn, Elizabeth, 51, 399 
Villiers, Edward, 43, 403 
Vivian, Anne, 51, 251 

Wade, Alice, 51, 277; Joseph. 38, 
321; William, 47, 119 ; Wil- 
liam, 51, 276 

Waite, Joseph, 46, 318; Margaret, 

46, 319 
Wakeline, Alban, 44, 301 
Walker. Hannah, 47, 528; Joseph, 

39, 166 

Wall, Bartholomew, 50, 140; Bar- 
tholomew, 50, 249 ; Deborah. 
50, 251; John, 50. 250; 
Moses, 50, 139 ; Nicholas, 50, 
139; Richard, 50, 140 

Waller, Henry, 52, 107 

Wallin, Hannah, 38, 319 

Walpole, Johan, 50, 413 

Walpoll, John. 50, 412 

Walter. Elizabeth, 47, 286; Rich- 
ard, 47, 285 

Walters, Thomas, 52, 131 

Waltham. Rose, 47, 408; William, 

47, 407 
Wampers, John, 49, 130 

Ward, ) Anne, 46, 317 ; Bennett, 

Warde, j 48, 496; Edward. 46, 
314; Edward, 46,314; John. 
41, 175; John. 46, 315; 
John, 50, 113: Nathaniel, 38, 
73 ; Nathaniel, 46, 319 ; Rob- 
ert, 50, 261 ; Samuel, 37, 
387; William, 39, 281 

Warnett, Thomas, 38, 197 

Warren, Richard, 51, 105; Thomas, 
52, 245 

Washington, Elizabeth, 43, 402; 
Henry, 44, 306 ; John, 44, 
79 ; Lawrence, 43, 81 ; Law- 
rence, 43. 398; Lawrence. 43, 
413; Lawrence, 43, 414; 
Lawrence, 43, 416; Law- 
rence, 44, 80; Mary, 43, 
409 ; Penelope. 43, 409 ; Rob- 
ert, 43. 401; Walter, 43, 
411; William, 43, 408 

Wassington, Dorothy, 43, 405 



Index to Testators. 



XXIX 



Wastfield, Edward, 52, 133 
Waters, James. 5 1, 406; Thomas, 

41, 59 
Watkyn, Thomas. 4:7. 201 
Watson, John, 4:6, -120 ; Richard, 

44, 193; Robert, 40, 418; 

Thomas, 40, 419 
Way, George, 43, 151 
Wayte, John, 39, 169; John, 46, 

318 
Weare, William, 47, 419 
"Webb, ) Benett, 48, 392 ; Erasmus, 



>e, f 



Webbe, f 52. 143 ; John, 51, 400 ; 

Nathaniel. 40, 48 
Weecke, Richard, 47, 518 
Weld, Margaret, 52, 249 
Welde, Edmond, 49, 496 
Weldish, Alexander, 51, 417 
Wellins, Jonas, 47. 532 
Wells, Joan, 49, 265; Paul. 47, 

520; Richard, 47, 529 
West, John. 41, '2b\) ; Margaret, 50. 
529; Richard, 51, 420; Wil- 
liam, 46, 434 
Westland, Richard, 52. 259 
Westley, John, 50, 410 
Weston, Jerome, 48, 250 
Whare, Mary, 51, 112 
Wharton, Richard, 49. 514 
Wheatland, Stephen, 39, 336 
Whetcombe, John, 48. 408 
Whipple, Mathewe, 44. 389 
Whitcombe, Symon, 48. 408 
Wliite, Edmund, 48, 135 : Edmund, 
48, 136; John, 49, 130; 
William, 41, 63 
Whitehead, Richard, 44, 386; Wil- 
liam, 49, 372 
Whitfeild, ] Herbert. 51, 412; Hen- 
Whitfeilde, | ry, 51. 417; John, 
Whitfeld, 51, 410; John, 51, 

414; John, 51, 417 ; 
Raphe, 51, 416; 
Robert, 51, 410; 
51, 411; William. 



Whitfelde, (" 
Whitiield, I 
Whytfeld, J 
Rober 



Whiteing, ) 
Whiting, ) 
50, 



51, 412; William, 51, 413 






Anthonv. 50 

ry, 50. 129; 
125; John, 50, 



Hen- 
John, 
126; 



Svmon, 50, 389 



Whitraore, Anne. 40, 379 
Whitradc, George, 39, 165 
Whtttiti^hana, John, 49. 383 ; Rich- 



ard. 39, 171 ; -William, 39, 

170; William, 44, 83 
Whotlock, Robert, 52, 218 
Wickes. ) George, 47, 518; Henry, 
Wicks, J 47, 519; Henry, 47, 

521 ; Josias, 47. 519 ; Poole. 

47, 520; Robert, 47, 52 1,; 

Thomas, 47, 521 ; William, 

47, 519 
Wightman, Ralph, 43, 293 
Wilcocks, John, 37, 235 
Wilcox, Robert, 40, 41 
Wilkinson, Henry, 48, 117; John, 

38, 307 ;' John, 50, 389 ; 

Joseph, 3;), 338; Michael, 

51,415 
Williams. Alice, 43, 292 ; Benjamin, 

37, 230: Daniel, 40. 436; 

James, 43, 291 ; Jane. 37. 

376; John. 43, 166; Wil- 
liam, 50, 105 
Williamson, Robert, 52, 247 
Willes, ) Ambrose, 46, 325 ; Fran- 
Willis, I cis, 41, 257; George, 
Willys, ( 4(3. 327; Richard. 4fi. 
Wyllys, J 325 ; Richard, 40, 326 ; 

Richard, 40, 326 
Willoughbie, William, 49, 123 
Willoughby, William, 4S, 122 
Willson, ^ Anne, 50, 390 ; Anne, 
Willsonne, >■ 52, 143 ; Dorothy, 
Wilson. ) 50- 124; Edmund, 

42,175; Edmund. 42. 177; 

Jane, 48, 248; John, 50, 122; 

Katherine, 42, 174; Mary, 

48, 135; Philip, 50, 122; 
Robert, 48, 129; Rowland, 
48, 133; Rowland, 48, 133; 
Susan, 50, 121 ; Thomas. 48, 
454; Thomas, 48. 248; 
Thomas, 50. 121 ; Thomas, 

50, 123; Thomas, 50, 388; 
William, 38, 306 

Winge, ) John, 45< 237 ; Matthew, 
Wynge, j 45- 236; Symon, 40, 

153 
Wiuslow, Edward, 40, 306 
Winthrop, Steven, 40, 161 
Wiseman, Richard. 43, 173 
Wood. Anthony. 40, 159; George. 

51, 253; John, 40, 313; 
John, 50, 279 ; John, 52, 



XXX 



Index to Testators, 



Woodbridge, Benjamin, 38, 424 
Woodbury, John, 4:9, 240 
Woodgate, Benjamin, 50, 270 ; Dan-. 

iel, 50, 272; Stephen, 50, 

272; Steven, 50. 267 
Woodhall, Edmund, 38, 304; James, 

38. 303; William. 38, 304 
Woodhouse, Henry. 38, 67 
Woodward, Alice, 4:3, 412; Heze- 

kiah, 49, 373 ; John, 4:6, 48 
Wortham, Elias, u0, 409 ; Robert, 

50, 249 
Wortley, Mary, 51, 134 
Wotton, Charles H., Lord, 50, 531 
Wotton, Philip, 50, 258 
Wraxall, Sarah. 4:7, 248 
Wraxhall, Abraham, 4:8, 374 
Wyld, Daniel, 1-9, 394 
Wyman, Francis, 43, 156 



I Wyn, Thomas, 52, 138 

Yale, Joane, 4-4. 303 ; Thomas, 38, 
316; Thomas, 44, 303 

Yardley, George, 38, 69 ; Raph, 40. 
'372 

Yarwood, Katherine, 39, 275 

Y'eamans, Anne, 47, 252; John, 43, 
163; Robert, 4:3, 163; Shute 
S., 4:3, 164; William. 4-3. 
163 
j Yearwood, Richard, 39, 273 

Yonges, Christopher, 52, 245 ; Wil- 
liam, 52, 244; William, 52, 
246 
j Yorke, Edmonde. 47, 120; Kathe- 
rine, 47, 121 

Younge, Elizabeth, 50, 408 
I Youngs, Margaret, 52, 245 



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NEW-ENGLAND 

HISTORICAL ABD GENEALOGICAL 



JANUARY, 1898. 
ALBERT BOYD OTIS. 

By the Hon. Joseph Williamson, Litt.D., of Belfast, Maine. 

The subject of this biographical sketch was born on the twenty- 
fourth day of June, 1839, in Belfast, Maine, where he died on the 
seventeenth day of January, 1807. 

His father, Samuel Otis, born in Wiscasset, Maine, May 25, 
1805, was for over half a century a merchant in Belfast, until his 
death, October 19, 1884. His mother, whose maiden name was 
Eliza M. Xickerson, born in Belfast, July 28, 1812, was married 
December 27, 1832, and died March 16, 1889. 

His paternal grandfather, David Otis, was born in Bristol, 
Maine, October 22, 17GG. Thirty years later he removed to Wis- 
easset, where he married Jane, daughter of Col. Samuel Boyd, of 
that town. David Otis was a master mariner of ability and enter- 
prise. He died in 1819, having survived his wife eleven years. 
Samuel Otis, father of David, first resided in Dartmouth, Mass. 
He emigrated to Xova Scotia in 1761, and lived in the township 
now called Yarmouth. His name appears in the membership of a 
committee appointed to divide the forfeited lands of that township, 
under the act of August, 1761. Beturnins; to New England about 
1765, he settled on Katherine Island, now Rutherford Island, in 
Bristol, Maine, which he afterwards purchased. In 1775, he be- 
came chairman of the Committee of Safety, and in that capacity 
vol. lii. 2 



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REGISTER. 



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10 Albert Boyd Otis. [Jan. 

addressed a letter to the Provincial Congress, which is preserved 

among its records. His death occurred in 1805. There is little 
doubt but that the family descends in a direct line from John Otis 
— Ottis — or Quttis — who came to Hingham, in 1632, from Glas- 
tonbury, near Wells, in Somersetshire, England. 

On his mother's side, Mr. Otis hod a like honorable line of ances- 
try. Her father, Salathiel Nickerson, born in Chatham, Mass., No- 
vember 1, 1789, died in Belfast, Feb. 13, 1868. He was a soldier in 
the war of 1812, and a successful merchant. His wife, Martha Rogers 
MeClure, was a daughter of James McClure, a revolutionary officer, 
whose father came from the north of Ireland in 1727, and with two 
others mode the first settlement of Hillsboro', N. II. 

The father of Salathiel Nickerson also lived in Chatham. He 
was a revolutionary soldier, a representative to the General Court 
of Massachusetts, and a member of the Constitutional Convention in 
1820. He lived to the age of eighty- seven. His grandfather, 
William Nickerson, was an early immigrant to Massachusetts. The 
Admiralty records of London show the examination of William 
Nickerson, of Norwich, in Norfolk county, weaver, aged 33, and 
Annie, aged 28, with four children, all intending, April 8, 1G37, 
to go to Boston, New England, " to inhabit." It is said that he 
first went to Watertown. He subsequently settled in Chatham, hav- 
ing bought land there of the Indians. His wife, whose name was 
Anne Busby, was descended from Elder William Brewster a.nd also 
from Stephen Hopkins, both signers of the Mayflower compact in 
1G20. The ancestry of Mr. Otis therefore embraces two of the 
Pilgrim Fathers. He always took more pride, however, in his con- 
nection with the sturdy Scotch-Irish families of Boyd and Nesmith, 
than in his Plymouth progenitors. 

The early education of Mr. Otis was obtained in the public 
schools of Belfast and at Westbrook Seminary, near Portland. In 
1859, he entered the freshman class of Tufts College, and four 
years later took the degree of Bachelor of Arts at that institution. 
His natural ability, fondness for study and close application won 
for him the highest honors. He received the Goddard prize for 
English composition, and at the termination of his college course 
was chosen a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, which, as is 
well known, admits only the first scholars in its several branches a3 

members. After graduating he read law for a year with the Hon. 

■ 






1898.] Albert Boyd Otis. 11 

Nehemiah Abbott of Belfast, then engaged in an extrusive practice, 
and having passed another year at the Law School at Harvard Col- 
lege, was admitted to the Waldo County Bar at the October term 
of the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine in 1865. 

To most young men two years of such preparation would have 
seemed sufficient qualification for immediate entrance into active 
k professional life. Such was not the view taken by Mr. Otis. It 

was characteristic of him that he desired to obtain a still higher 
i \.- M standard of legal equipment, and accordingly he devoted an addi- 

tional year to study at the Dane Law School, receiving in 1866 the 
degree of Bachelor of Laws, and in the same year the degree of 
Master of Arts from his Alma Mater. 

Immediately commencing practice in Boston, he was for several 
years connected in legal business with the late Ex-Governor John 
Albion Andrew (Bowdoin College, 1837), and after the death of 
the latter with the governor's son, the Hon. John Forrester An- 
drew (Harvard University, 1872), recently deceased. 

Mr. Otis did not aspire to distinction in the forensic department 
of his vocation. He preferred ' the cool sequestered vale of life '' 
t to the strifes of the court room. His natural function was that of 

adviser and counsellor rather than that of barrister or advocate. In 
positions of confidence and trust his services were constantly em- 
ployed. Public honors did not possess for him an attraction. 
" Quiet studies " and the companionship of chosen friends gave him 
an enjoyment rarely to be found amid the excitement of political 
life. 

As a man, friend and neighbor, Mr. Otis was greatly esteemed. 
His sincerity and candor commanded the respect of all who came 
within his influence. In conversation there were few subjects which 
he did not illustrate by fascinating and brilliant remarks. He was 
ever ready with a pertinent anecdote, and a certain felicity of ex- 
pression which never failed to enlist attention made his presence 
I welcome and entertaining where ver he went. But his bright shafts 

were free from acerbity, and left no wound. To malevolence or 
A envy he was a stranger. If he could not speak well of one he spoke 

not at all. He had gathered a large library of the books which 
he loved, and of which he was a constant reader, and his literary 
criticisms were just and sagacious. The memory of his endearing 
qualities will always be cherished by those who knew him. An old 






12 Albert Boyd Otis. [Jan. 

neighbor said, upon learning of his death, " he was a man made to 
be loved.'' 

Mr. Otis was tall and erect of figure, of handsome features, of 
eourteous and dignified bearing, and of a countenance which was 
full of light, especially when it reflected the sallies of quiet humor 
which he was ever ready to give and to receive. 

During the last ten years of his life he passed n part of every 
season at Isle an Haut, near the coast of Maine, where, with other 
members of the c Point Lookout Club,*' he had landed interests. 
He was never married. An only sister survives him. Soon after 
his mother's death, he purchased the Xiekerson homestead, so called, 
a beautiful spot at f The Narrows," just above the business cen- 
tre of Belfast, and commanding a view of the wide expanse of 
Penobscot Bay, and the blue summits of Mount Desert. Here, 
during many summers, he en^ra^ed in horticulture. The adorn. 
nient of his grounds, as well as of the rooms of the old-fashioned 
house in which he lived, showed in every detail his refined and cul- 
tivated taste. 

The death of Mr. Otis, which resulted from heart disease, was 
sudden. Although his friends had been louse aware that he was in 
declining health, his cheerful spirits suggested no immediate appre- 
hension of danger. He was to be seen about the streets as usual 
only the day before he died. 

In religious faith Mr. Otis was a Unitarian, and was much at- 
tached to the service of King's Chapel in Boston, which for many 
years was his place of worship. While in Belfast, he constantly 
attended services at the church of the First Parish. 

He became a resident member of the New-Ensrland Historic 
Genealogical Society in 18G9, and for several years acted as one of 
the Committee on Papers and Essays. Since 1885, he has been on 
the roll of corresponding members of the Maine Historical Society. 
In the objects of these organizations he ever manifested a deep in- 
terest, and constantly contributed to them not only with his pen, but 
by donations of books and ancient documents. Of the Beltast 
Free Library he was a liberal patron, and his valued counsel con- 
cerning its management is held in grateful recollection. 



1898.1 Prince's Subscribers. 13 



BRIEF MEMOIRS AXD NOTICES OF PKIXCE'S 

SUBSCRIBERS. 

[Continued from vol. xlii., page 93.] 

Alexander Middl etox. 

Compiled by Miss Emma F. Ware, of Milton, Mass. 

In a list of the subscribers to " Prince's Chronology 1 ' (Register, vol. vi., 
page 196), appears this item: "Middleton, Mr. Alexander, Merchant (lor 
two. /• 

Alexander Middleton, Jr., belonged to a family nrominent for manv o-en- 
erations in Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire. Mis srrand father's srrand- 
father, Robert Middleton, of Cauldhame ( ,; Caddam"), was killed while sit- 
ting in his armchair in his own house by Montrose's soldiers. The son of 
Robert of Cauldhame, Rev. Alexander Middleton, D.D.. graduated at King's 
College, Aberdeen, in 1630, and was made sub-principal of the college in 
1641. He married in 1643 "contrary to the foundation of the college, for 
he was the first regent that entered into a marriage condition in this col- 
lege." (" Sketches of Early Scotch History," Cosmo Innes, p. 304.) 
Removed by Cromwell, he was at the Restoration made Principal, and 
held the place until his resignation owing to old age and infirmities in 1681; 
he died two years later. kt In his time the college flourished, as he caused 
good order to be kept therein." (Biscoe, Earls of Middleton, p. 123.) 
Principal Alexander's brother was the famous Map- Gen. John Middleton 
(created Earl of Middleton bv Charles II.) who was so prominent on both 
sides in the troubles of the time, and is so often mentioned in the annals 
and histories of the period (Pepys's Diary, Burnet's History of His O^vn 
Time, etc.) His son Charles, second Earl, was one of James II. 's chief 
counsellors during his exile at St. Germain. (Biscoe, Earls of Middleton.) 

Principal Alexander was succeeded by his son George Middleton. D.D., 
Dean of the Diocese of Aberdeen, who held the office of Principal until 
1717, and died in 17*26. Principal George's son, Alexander Middleton, 
Sr., was ■•Comptroller of Customs'' at Aberdeen, and in 1705 married 
Elsoeth Burnet, of what family is not known. It was on the farm of 
A. Middleton, Sr., that the celebrated astronomer. James Ferguson, 
served as shenherd boy, and while watching his master's sheep studied the 
stars and made diagrams of the constellations, as described in his auto- 
biography. When he was somewhat older, Ferguson drew many portraits 
of his neighbors (see Memoir), and in the possession of the descendants of 
Alexander Middleton in this country are still preserved portraits of A. Mid- 
dleton, Sr., his wife, his two daughters, and his son A. Middleton, Jr., 
drawn by the astronomer. These portraits were probably made about 1733, 
and therefore just before A. Middleton. Jr., left Scotland, for his marriage 
to Ann Todd took place in Boston in November, 1735. He died in August, 
1750, and his widow two years afterwards married David Fick, foreman in 
Mr. James Smith's sucjar refinery in Brattle street. It is supposed to have 
been on account of this marriage that the surviving daughters were adopted 
by Mr. Smith and his wife (who was their mother's sister), and were brought 
up at Mr. Smith's place on Bru-h Hill, Milton. Of the five Middleton sis- 
ters, two (Helen and Diana) died unmarried ; Prudence married Dr. Joseph 
Whipple, surgeon in Paul Revere's regiment, and left no descendants; 
Ann married Rufus Bent, of Milton, and was the mother, among other chil- 
dren, of Miss Ann Bent, well known to the last generation of Boston ladies 



14 Briggs Family Military Records. [Jan. 

(Teele's History of Milton, p. 536), and of Mrs. Charles Barnard, the mother 
of Rev. C. F. Barnard,* late of the Warren Street Chapel, James M. 
Barnard and George M. Barnard. 

The eldest daughter, Mary, married -Tames Lovell, son and assistant of 
Master John Lovell of the Boston Latin School. Though the Master was 
a Tory, his son was a "rebel/' and during the siege of Boston kept his 
absent friends informed of the doings of the enemy within the town. A 
letter found in the pocket of Gen. Warren after the battle of Bunker Mill 
led to James Lovell's arrest and imprisonment in Boston jail for nine months 
until the Evacuation (diary of John Leach, Reg., vol. ID, p. 2-35). when he 
was taken to Halifax (it is said in irons), iu the same vessel which carried 
his father as a refugee* T\ hile in Halifax, James Lovell shared the prison 
of Ethan Allen. He was exchanged in November, 177G, for Gen. Skene, 
and on his return to his native town was sent to Congress by his grateful 
fellow-cir'z ms. He was Chairman of the Committee of Foreign Affairs 
during the war, and on the return of peace filled the oflice of Collector of 
the Port until 1769, and of Naval Officer until his death in 1814. He had 
several sons who left descendants (one of whom, Joseph, was Surgeon 
General of the United States), and one daughter, Mary, who married 
Mark Pickard, an Englishman. Their only child, Mary Lovell Pickard, 
married Rev. Henry Ware, Jr.. and died in 1649. 

Master Lovell died in Halifax, but his youngest sen Benjamin. H. C. 
1774, settled in England, and became rector of Ash in Surrey. One 
of Master Lovell's daughters married in Boston a Hessian Baron. Another 
(or perhaps the same daughter), by her beauty so turned the head 01 the 
young orduancy officer. Col. Cleveland, that he neglected his dutv of sup- 
plying suitable ammunition for the British guns, thereby perhaps rendering 
the victory at Bunker Hill less complete than it mio-lit otherwise have been. 



BRIGGS FAMILY MILITARY RECORDS. 

Contributed by Therox Royal Woodward, Chicago, Illinois. 

These recoids are mostly from State archives. Much of the informa- 
tion also appears in Emery's History of Taunton. They are here compiled 
for the assistance of members of the Brisks Family who seek information 
making them eligible for membership iu the military societies: 

April 8th. 1682. 
Roster First Military Company of Taunton. Mass. 
Wm. Briggs, Jonathan Briggs, Hugh Briggs, Wm. Briggs, Jr. 

1700. 
First Military Company of Taunton. 
Wm. Brings Grand Senior, Win. Briggs, Jr. Wm. Briggs son, Jonathan Briggs, 
David Briggs, John Briirirs Son. Thomas Briggs Grand Senior. John Briggs 
Senior, Bonia Briggs, Richard Briggs, Joseph Briggs, Matthew Briggs and 
Amos Briggs. 

1710. 
First Foot Military Company of Taunton. 
David Briggs, Samuel Briggs, Jonathan Briggs, Joseph Briggs. 

1757. 
First Foot Company of Taunton. 
Wm. Briggs, Drummer, Isaac Briggs and Josiah Briggs. Soldiers. 

* In a memoir of Ilex. C. F. Barnard, lately published, his descent is erroneously 
derived from Arthur Middleton, of South Carolina. 



1898.] Briggs Family Military Record*. 15 

1750. 
Fourth Foot Military Company of Taunton. 
Isaac Briggs, Daniel Briggs, Nathaniel Briggs Jr., James Briggs and John 
Briggs. Nathaniel Briggs, Lieut, who died Aug. 11th. 177.3 age 75. 

1757. 
Fifth Foot Company of Taunton. 
Joseph Briggs and Jacob Briggs. 

April 14th. 1757. 
Sixth Foot Company of l"aunton. 
Daniel Briggs, Eliab Briggs. 

Canada Expedition. 
June 14th. 1600 in their Majesties name ordered into service against the Com- 
mon Enemy, the following: Wm. Briggs, Son of Richard Briggs. to march by 
the 3rd of July in the Canada Expedition under Sir Wm. Phipp. 

Troop of Horse from Taunton in King William's War 1691. 
Jonathan Briggs, (his own horse) 

Inspection return King Williams War. Jonathan and Daniel Briggs supplied 
with gun, sword, cartouch box, powder and bullets. 

A List of Soldiers from Taunton. 

July 1002, King Williams War. Wm. Briggs, Jr. John Briggs. 

April 1.7th. 1G03 out of the Foot Company of Taunton were required in their 
Majesties name Wm. Briggs son of Wm. Briggs Grand Senior. 

July 31, 1605 ordered into service Joseph and John Briggs. 

Aug. 1st. 1605, ordered into service Joseph Briggs and John Briggs, Jr. 

March 13th. 1606 ordered into service John Briggs, Jr. 

May 5th. 1607 ordered into service Jonathan Briggs, Mathew Briggs, Joseph 
Briggs. 

July 25, 1607 David Briggs, Jonathan Briggs, Benjamin Briggs, were detached 
for service under Major John Walley , Esq. Commissioner for this War, at Boston 
to serve in his Majesties Castle on Castle Island. 

Queen Anne's War. 
Ordered into service April 10th. 1701 Jonathan Briggs and Benjamin Briggs. 
" " " May 21st. 1706 Jonathan Briggs. Queen Anne's War. 

" " " " 5th. 1711 " " " " " 

■ i " " June 18th. 1711 Joseph & Samuel Briggs, Queen Anne's 

War. 

French and Indian War. 
In Capt. Thomas Cobbs Company 1754 for defense of Eastern frontier, served 
April 23rd. to Nov. 8th. 1751 Wm. Briggs and Nathaniel Briggs. 

In Second Expedition against Crown Point 1755 Capt. Richard Godfreys Com- 
pany, Richard Brings, Constant Briggs. 

Campaign of 1756 in Capt. James Andrews Company Abel Briggs. 
Capt. Ebenezer Deans Command that marched to relief of Fort William 
Henry Aug. 17th. 1757. 
Nathaniel Briggs, Jr. 

May 31st. 1758 Capt. Richard Cobb enlisted a Company and David Briggs of 
Taunton says in his diary under date of April that he enlisted therein on his 
f 18th. birth-day and the third day after had •' the right in the woods." 

Bevolutionary War. 

Campaign of 1775 Nathan Briggs, Minute man, second Lieut, in Capfc. Cross- 
man's Company Feb. 6th. 1775. 

Minute men who marched from Taunton April 20th. 1775 in Capt. Williams 
Company, Sergeant Daniel Briggs. 

Taunton Soldiers in Capt, Oliver Sopers Company to Aug. 1st. 1775 Eph- 
riam Briggs. 

In Capt. Josiah Kings Co. Caleb Briggs. 

In Capt. Williams Co. Samuel Briggs. 

In Capt. James Ferry Co. Gideon and Solomon Briggs. 

In Capt. Wilbores Co. Dec. 1st 1776 Ebenezer Briggs. 

Served on the Rhode Island Alarm Dec. 8th. 1776 Elisha Briggs. 

In Capt. Deans Company 1776 Rhode Island Alarm Ebenezer Briggs. 

In New York Service Dec. 17th. 1776 from Taunton Military Company, Daniel 
Briggs. 



1G Henry Andrews of Taunton. [Jan. 

Jan. 17th. 1777, Capt;. Matthew Randalls Company, Mass. Service, Nathaniel 
Brigga, 

Capt. Joseph Wilbores Co. 1777 Rhode Island Service, Nathaniel Briggs, Jr. 
Ebenezcr Brings, Ephriam Briggs. 

Capt. Edw- lilakes Secret Expedition Sept. 29th. 1777 Ezra Briggs. 

Capt. Jacob Haskins Co. April 17th. 177'.). Elijah Briggs, Leram 1 Briggs. 

Third Bristol Co. Regiment to Jau. 1st. 1780 Rhode Island Service, Ne- 
hemiah Briggs, Elijah Briggs, Nathaniel Briggs. 

Continental Service. 

June 1780 six months men from Taunton, Jesse Briggs, Robert Briggs Ezra 
Briggs. Jr. 

Capt. P. Eddys Co. on the Tiverton Alarm, 1780, Isaac Briggs, Solomon 
Briggs, Samuel Briggs. 

List of men raised in Taunton Dec. 2nd. 1780 to serve in Ye Continental 
Army, Robt. Briggs, Nehemiah Briggs, Joseph Briggs, Jr. 

Revolutionary Pensioners at Taunton, Abiezer Briggs, Abner Briggs, James 
Briggs, Raul Briggs. 



HENBY ANDREWS OF TAUNTON AND THE CALVES 

PASTURE. 

A critical contribution by Almox D. Hodges, Jr. 

This article was written at the suggestion of Hon. Josiah H. 
Drummond, who published in the Register of October, 1897 
(vol. li., pp. 453-459), a paper on Henry Andrews, to which this 
may be considered supplementary. Many of the facts here stated 
were furnished by Mr. Drummond. The deeds which help to de- 
termine the location of the Calves Pasture, and which disclose the 
hitherto unknown history of Abigail, daughter of Henry Andrews, 
with other data, were contributed by Mr. Isaac W. Wilcox of 
Taunton. 

Authorities are cited for each and all of the genealogical state- 
ments here made. With a few exceptions, these authorities are 
referred to by their numbers in brackets [1], [-], [3], etc., and 
are printed at the end of the article. 

1. Henry 1 Andrews, born doubtless in England; died early in 1653, 

in Taunton, Mass. ; inventory taken February J#, 165§ [1]; married Mart 

[1], born 1610 or 1611, according to age in her will [2], doubtless 

in England; died early in 1G55, Taunton; will proved March J-|, 165-f 

[2]. Four children named in the wills : 

2. i. Henry 2 Andrews, b. prob. about 1629 [3]. 

ii. Mary 3 Andrews, b. prob. about 1631 [3]; d. after 1700: m. (1), 

prob. in 1648 or 1649, William 1 Hodges of Taunton: m. (2), 

1655. Peter Pitts of Taunton. [Hodges Family of New England, 

71-73.] 

iii. Sarah 2 Andrews, b. prob. about 1643 to 1645, Taunton [3] ; d. 

; m. H564, April 1-11, Taunton, Jared Talbut of Taunton 

[4] of unascertained parentage. Their children were : 

1. Jared? Talbut, b. 1666-7, March 20-30. 

2. Marif Talbut, b. 1670, Julv 21-31. 

3. Elizabeth? Talbut, b. 1*571, Dee. 15-25. 

4. SamueP Talbut, b. 1675-6, Feb. 29-March 10. 

5. Josiah 3 Talbut, b. 1678, Oct. 21-31. 

6. Nathaniel* Talbut, b. 1679-80, Feb. 21-Maroh 2. [Taunton Pro- 

prietors' Becouls in Gen. Keg., xvi: 326.] 



1898.] Henry Andrews of Taunton. 17 

iv. Abigail 2 Andrews, b. 1616 or 1647, Taunton, as she d. " midnight 
betwixt 24 and 25 Nov. 1723," Duxbury, Mass., aged 76; ra. 1667, 
July 25— Aug. 4, Dea. John- Wadsworth of Duxbury, son of 
Christopher 1 and Grace (Cole) Wadsworth of Duxbury [5]. 

2. Henry 2 Andrews (Henry 1 ) born probably about 1G29 [3]; died 
1676, April or May, Taunton, killed by Indians [0] ; m. (1), probably about 
1G52, Taunton, Hannah 2 Street, daughter of Rev. Nicholas 1 Street of 
Taunton, later of New Haven [7]; m. (2). probably about 1G59 [9], 
Mary 2 Wadsworth. daughter of Christopher 1 and Grace (Cole) Wads- 
worth of Duxbury [8]. Six children known : 

i 

i. Hannah 3 Andrews, b. 1G53 or 1654, Taunton [7, c] ; d. ; m. 

(1) 1670, April 7-17, Taunton, Isaac Negus of Taunton and Swan- 
zey [11], son of Jonathan and Jane (Dighton) (Lugg) Negus of 
Boston; b. 1649-50, Feb. 21-March 3, Boston; d. 1700, Nov. 29- 
Dec. 10 [12]. She m. (2) 1703-4, March 23-April 3, William 
Corbeit of Swanzey [11J. 
ii. Henry 3 Andrews, b. prob. about 1660, Taunton [10] ; d. 1734 to 1736 
[13] ; ra. (1) 16S5-6, Feb. 17-27, Tauntou, Mary Dean [14] " who 
died the next year." [Dea. E. II End.] She has not been identi- 
fied, but possibly was a daughter of Walter. He m. (2) 1688, July 
4-14, Tauntou. Mary Williams [14], dau. of Samuel and Mary 
(Gilbert) Williams of Taunton [151. 

iii. Mary 3 Andrews, b. prob. about 1663, Tauuton [10]; d. ; m. 

1685, June 26-July 6, Taunton, Joseph Richmond of Taunton 
[16], son of John and Abigail (Rollers'} Richmond [17]. 

iv. Grace 3 Andrews, b. 1665 or 1666, Tauntou, as she d. 1700, Sept. 10- 
30, Taunton, aged 43 [18. b] ; m. 16S5. June 26-July 6. Taunton, 
Abel 3 Burt of Taunton [18. a], son of Richard- and (prob.) Char- 
ity ( ) Burt. [Renry Burt of Springfield. 1S03. pp. 514-510.] 

v. Abigail 3 Andrews, b. prob. about 1668 or 1660. Tauuton [10] ; d. 
1741, Freetown, Mass. [10] ; m. 1688. July 5-15, Taunton, Joshua 
Tisdale of Taunton [10], son of John and Sarah (Walker) TisUale 
of Duxbury and Taunton. [Walker Memorial, 5, 18.] 

vi. Mehitable 3 Andrews, b. prob. 1671 or thereabouts, Taunton [10] : 

. d. ; m. 1(394, Dec. 20-30, Taunton. Samuel Richmond of 

Taunton [20], son of John and Abigail (Rogers) Richmond [17]. 

The Calves Pasture. 

Henry 1 Andrews built the first meeting house in Taunton, receiving 
from the town in payment a parcel of land, conveyed by deed, dated 11 
day 2 mo. 1647, recorded in Plymouth Colony Deeds, ii : 1 : 57, in the Reg- 
istry of Deeds at Plymouth, and thus described : 

" A certaine pcell or necke of Land apptaining unto the Inhabitants of 
Taunton aforsaid called by the said Inhabitants theire calves pasture ... ly- 
ing and being bounded by the great River from the land of Ricliard Wil- 
liams Inhabitant of Taunton heading It the said necke at the upper corner 
therof ; and the land of Gorge hall, Inhabitant of Taunton heading It at 
the lower corner therof or neere unto It .... is graunted and sold by the 
Inhabitants of Taunton aforsaid unto him the aforsaid Henerv Andrewes 
.... in Leiu of a meeting house build by him .... It is further promised by 
the Inhabitants aforsaid .... that this said pcell or necke of land shall not 
be Rated by the towne aforsaid . . ." 

This parcel of land is thus descrbed, in " a Record of the Lands of Hen- 
ery Andrews of Taunton," in Plymouth Colony Deeds, ii : 1 : 59 : — 

" A farme of meddowand upland sraunted by the towne att a place called 
by the Indians Squabbonansett [later Squawbetty or East Taunton] about 



IS Henry Andrews of Taunton. [Jan. 

the space of five miles up the great River [Taunton River] on the east 
side of the towne lying on the Square* which said Square is to be^in att a 
certaine little brooke on the East side of the said ffarme; unto which said 
itarme doth, appertaine all tlie meddow lying n the said brooke; the 
length oi the said Square to bee from the great River att the aforesaid 
brooke up to the antient Hand path and soe the line from thence Downe 
to the next little brookef which boundeth it on the west side of the said 
ffarme. It contaiues by estima£on Two hundred acres bee it more or 
lesse." 

In the will of Henry 1 Andrews [Phjm. Col Wills, i: 1 : 116] and in his 
inventory [id. i: 1: 117] there is only one lot of land mentioned which 
could have been the Calves Pasture or Neck of Land. This (described in 
the inventory as "a certaine quantity of land called Squobinansett contain- 
ing 200 acres." and in the will as " a certaine peece of land called the necke 
of land") was bequeathed "equally unto my daughter Sarah and to my 
daughter Abigaill." Sarah' 2 Andrews married Jared Talbut in 1604, and 
Abigail' 2 Andrews married Dea. John Wadsworth in 1667. 

Apparently Philip King became the owner of at least one half of the 
Calves Pasture; for on July 20, 1G83. Jared Talbut of Taunton and Sarah 
his wife sold to Philip King of Weymouth: — (a) a "Neeke of land" in 
Taunton. 80 acres, bounded North by John Hall, Walter Deaue and' Na- 
thaniel "Williams, and '"East, West and South by Taunton Great River, 
with a little Island belonging to said Necke; ye said Necke was formerly 
known bv ve name of ye Calves Necke and this Necke is ... . forever to he 
and remaine free and clear from being ratedby ye town of Taunton;'' (b) a 
house with 40 acres of land bounded South bv John Hail, West on the 
Great River till it comes to Pall Brooke, and then on said brook till it 
comes to Squobbity path, and then by said path till it comes to a plain 
[Neck Plain] and then bounded easterly by said plain. Also 8 acres of 
land bounded South bv Pall Brooke. West by Taunton Great River, and 
so adjoining the aforesaid 40 acres. [Bristol Co. Mass. Deeds, i : 17]. 

What Abigail Andrews did with all of her share of the Calves Pasture 
has not been fully ascertained. But John Wadsworth of Duxhury and 
Abigail his wife, on July 21, 1684, sold Jared Talbut of Taunton all right, 
title and interest in a •' Neck of land ' in Taunton, bounded South and 
South East by Taunton Great River. West by John Hall, North ami East 
by Walter Dean and Richard Williams ; "said halfe Neck of land contain- 
ing by estimation twenty acres." [Bristol Co. Mass. Deeds, iv : 52.] 

Highways laid out in 1698 : — a highway leading from pall brook through 
the land of Philip King, and so, as tlie way now leads, to the corner of 
Philip King's land, and from thence, on the eastward side of Philip King's 
land, unto the corner of widow Hall's land [Hannah, widow of John Hall], 
and from thence, as the way now leads, unto the lauds of Squabinaaset. 
[Taunton Proprietors' Records, ii : 450.] 

In 1728 Morgan Cobb made a map of Taunton, which i> now in the 
Massachusetts State Archives, and which shows (among other thing-,; Taun- 
ton River, the Neck Plain, the highways then in existence, and -the situa- 
tion of every pertickler house with the owners sir name." By the aid of 
the documents above cited, and with the help of this map, it is possible to 
locate the Calves Pastute with reasonable certainty. Its position, in all 

♦This term is generally umlerstood as meaning oik of tlie boundary lines . the 
" eight mile i'quur'e/' the'ortemal Taunton purchase, 
f Apparently "Fall brooke" mentioned further on, or Pale Brook as it is now called. 



1808.] 



Henry Andrews of Taunton. 



10 



probability, was along the eastern bank of the great bend of Taunton River, 
as designated on the accompanying sketch, which is compiled from the !at< st 
(Walker's) atlas of Massachusetts and from Morgan Cobb's map. The 
natural features are copied from the modern atlas, which shows Pale Brook 
and the " little island " mentioned in the Talbut deed. The houses with 
their owners and the Neck Plain are from the- ancient map. The roads are 
those shown by Morgan Cobb, but their locations are modified to conform 
to the more accurate surveys of to-day. The eastern boundary line of rhe 
"eight mile square " is taken from Mr. James E. Seaver's map in the His- 
tory of Taunton. Finally the location has been veritied. so far as this was 
possible, by a walk through the territory and conversation with present 
residents. 




Location of the Calves Pasture, Taunton, Mass. 

Ancient highways denoted by broken lines 

Eastern Boundary line of Ancient Taunton, or the Eight Mile Square 

Errata in Mr. Broimond's Article. — Mr, Drummond sends the flowing 
corrections of typographical errors in his article on Henry Andrews, which. 
appeared in the Register, vol. 51, pp. 453-459. and in a reprint, pp. 1-9 : 

Register, p. 455, 1. 10, and Reprint, p. 4. 1. 83. Omit the quotation marks 
around the words and in behalf of son Henry. 

Register, p. 455, i. 12, and Reprint, p. 4, 1. 40. For June, read January. 

Register, p. 455, 1. 44, and Reprint, p. 5, 1. 22. Omit the quotation marks. 

Register, p. 457, 1. 6, and Reprint, p. 6, 1. 86. For 1636, read 16S6. 

Register, p. 459, 1. 17, and Reprint, p. 8, 1. 45. For Hodge's, read Hodges. 



Authorities. 

[1] Will of Henry Andrews, the elder, of Taunton, dated "March 1? An" 
Porn 1652." Inventory taken -'the tenth day of ffebruary Anno Dom. 1-52." 
Both will and inventory li exhibited at the Court holden att Plym : aforesaid 
the first of June 1653." The apparent discrepancy of these dates disappears 
when they are read according to the common custom at Taunton and elsewhere, 
about this period, of beginning to date the new year on March first, instead of 
the legal twenty-fifth. "The above will was dated March 13, 1651, O.S. or 
March 23, 1652, N.S. : and the inventory was taken Feb. 10, U>o2. O.S. or F< b. 
20. 1653, X.S. The will makes icife Mary sole executrix and residuary 1 gatee, 
with use during life or "widowhood of nearly all the real estate: gives to davghter 
Mary Hedges [Hodges, as abundantly proved}, wife of WiUiam Hedges, a house 












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20 Henry Andrews of Taunton. [Jan. 

and land, with reversionary interest to her son John Hedges, who is to lirn e also a 
silver cup; to daughters Sarah and Abigail, 130 pounds mouey to be Lly 

divided between them, and also •• a certaine peece of land called the neckt of 
land" in equal shares; to son Henry, the residue of the real estate, with his 
longest fowling piece, best suit of apparel and best coat; to Rev. Mr. StreeU 
of Taunton, live pounds; and to Elizabeth Harvey, one of the poor of the 
church, a cow for her children. [Plym. Col. Wills, i: part 1 ; 110, 117.] 

[2] Will of Mary Andrews of Taunton. " widdow of the age of ffourty and 
three, made . . . Febrewary 11 th 1053 And Testified bv her unto the writer hereof 
Aprill the Seaventh 1654; "proved " the 15 th of March 1654." To li my two little 
daughters Sarah Andrews and Abigaill Andrews," certain articles with rever- 
sionary interest " unto the first son that god gives uuto my son Henery Andrews, 
but if the lord give him noe son .... I then doe give unto his daughter Anne 
now living" a br°ss pot and a brass pan. To daughter Mary Hodgis and to son- 
in-law William Hodgis. Son Henry Andrews, residuary legatee. [Plym. Col. 
Wills, ii ; 5.] 

[3] The births of the children of Henry 1 and Mary Andrews are calculated as 
follows : — 

(a) Henry 2 Andrews was on a coroner's jury at Plymouth Court June 10, 
1651 [Printed Plym. Col. Bee. ii ; 175] and. therefore, was then of a^e, and 
so born before June 10, 1630. His mother was born in 1610 or January 1611 [her 
will 7 ]. With great probability his birth may be placed about 1629, when his 
mother was 19 years old, he being probably her first-born. 

(b) Mary 2 Andrews had son John Hodges born in 1659 [Hodges Family, 71]. 
If, as assumed, she was born about 1631, at the then common interval of about 
two years after her brother, she had her first child at the quite usual age of 
about 19 years. 

(c) Abigail 2 Andrews was born in. 1646 or 1617, as shown by her age at death 
[5, 6.] 

(d) Sarah 2 Andrews, called (like Abigail) "little daughter" in her mother's 
will, was named before her sister in the wills of both her father and her mother, 
and was married three years before her sister. Hence it is assumed chat she 
was two or three years older than Abigail, and thus born probably about 1613 to 
1615. 

(e) There is an interval of about a dozen years between the births of the 2d 
and the 3d child as thus calculated. If any children were born in this time they 
doubtless died youns:, not being mentioned in the wills. Henry may have come 
across the ocean in this period. Perhaps one wife died and he remarried. 

[1] Jarad Talbut maried to Sarah Androw T es 1 April 1661 [Taunton Propri- 
etors' Records in Gen. Reg. xvii : 236]. 1661 Aug. 2. Att this Court an acquit- 
tance was shewen . . . wherby it appeered that the portion belonging to Sarah 
Andrews, the daughter of Mr. Henry Andrews of Tauuton, deceased, is fully 
pavd and satisfyed ; which said acquittance is signed with Jared Talbut. [Printed 
Plym. Col. Bee. iv : 70]. 

[5] (a) 1681 Julv 21. John Wadsworth of Duxbury, with free consent of Abi- 
gail his wife, for 45 pounds, sells to Jared Talbut of Taunton a certain Necke of 
land in Taunton, bounded on Tauuton Great River on the South & South East, and 
Westerlv on the land of John Hall, and North & North East on the lands of 
Walter Dean & on the lands of Richard Williams. The said halfe Necke of 
land containing by estimation about twenty acres. [Bristol Co. Mass. Deeds, 
iv:52]. 

(b) Christopher* Wadsworth, Duxburv, married Grace Cole and had [be- 
sides other children] Dea. John 2 Wadsworth, who m. 1667 July 25. Abigail 
Andrews. John died May 15. 1700. ased about 62. Abigail died " about mid- 
night betwixt ve 21 th and"25 davs of November, A.D. 1723. being about 76 years 
ofaze." [ Winsofs Hist, of Duxbury, 32S ; Wadsworth Family, 33, 31, 202.1 

[61 Henrv 2 Andrews senior of Taunton & Mary his wife sell land to Thomas 
& Israel Deane. April 7, 1676. [Plym. Col. Deeds, v: 285.] Gov. Josiah Wms- 
low, under date of May 23, 1676. writes to Thomas Hinkley that the Indians 
had killed Henry 2 Andrews and others at Taunton. [Baylies' Memoir of Ply- 
mouth Colony, v: 52. Drake's ed. 1866.] 

[7] (a) Rev. Nicholas 1 Street had "a daughter Hannah whom. An- 
drews." So wrote Rev. Stephen Dodd in 1825. [East-Haven Register, 153.] 
Mr. Dodd was pastor of the church at Ea-t-Haven, of which church Rev. 
Nicholas 3 Street (Samuel 2 , Nicholas 1 ) had formerly been pastor. 



1898.] Henri) Andrews of Taunton. 21 

(b) Will of Rev. Nicholas 1 Street, dated April 14, 1674, mentions "my 
grandchild Hanna Andrews/' [Hist, of Taunton, 1S2; Street Genealogy, 475.] 
The supposition, on p. 5 of the Street Genealogy, that this grandchild was 
Anna, daughter of Rev. Samuel 2 Street, is obviously inadmissible, since this 
Anna, born Aug. 17, 1665 [Street Gen., 8] could not have been married in 1674. 

(c) Will of Mary Andrews, mother of Henry 2 Andrews, dated Feb. 14-24, 
1653-4, mentions Anne, daughter of son Henry [2]. As Henry was burn pro- 
bably in 1629 [3], it is not probable that he married before 1652 (at the age of 
23), and this daughter Anne (or Anna or Hannah) was doubtless his first child 
and bom in 1053 or early in 1654. 

[8] (a) That Henry 2 Andrews had a wife Mary, who survived him, is proved 
by various deeds, of which one is cited under [6]. 

(b) Will of Christopher 1 Wadsworth (whose son John 2 married Abigail 2 
Andrews), dated July 31, 1G77, names wife Grace and daughter Mary Andrews. 
Will of Grace Wadsworth, widow of Christopher 1 , dated Jan. 13, 1687, names 
daughter Mary Andrews, widow [ Wadsworth Family , 34]. 

[9] The Division of Lands at Taunton on Dec. 2s\ 1659 [Taunton Proprietors' 
Records, ii: 11]. gives three heads in the family of Henry 2 Andrews, — presu- 
mably himself, his wife and one child. This child must" have been Hannah 8 
Andrews, bom about 1653 and living in 1674 [7, b, c.]. The wife is supposed to 
have been Henry's second wife and his second marriage is thought to have occurred 
in 1659, because probably the births of the five younger children [10] began in 
or about 1660, and continued at the then common interval of about two years; 
and the names of two of these children, Mary and Grace, are very suggestive 
of Mary Wadsworth and her mother, Grace Cole. 

[10] The births of the five younger children of Henry 2 Andrews are calcu- 
lated as follows : — 

(a) They were all born after Dec. 23, 1659. [9] 

(b) Grace was born in 1665 or 1666. [18] 

(c) Grace and Mary were both married on June 26, 1685. [18 and 16.1 If, 
as seems probable, Mary was named after- her mother, and Grace after her 
grandmother, it is a natural conclusion that Mary was the elder, and her birth 
may be placed with considerable probability in or about 1663. 

(d) Henry was married less than eight months after his two sisters and so, 
presumably (in absence of conflicting evidence*), was older than they. Henry's 

* Mr. Drammond considers that the following deed is conflicting evidence : — 
Mary Andrews of Taunton, widow of Henry 2 Andrews, sells to Shadracn Wilbore land 
in Taunton, promising to give also copies of all deeds or other writings relating to said 
land, etc. Ana farther, the said Mary Andrews and Henry Andrews, her son, promise, 
upon lawful demand, to do or cause to be done all such further acts, whether by way of 
acknowledging this deed, or of any other kind, that may be necessary for the more full 
confirming and sure-making the afore-bargained premises unto the said Shadracli Wil- 
bore. In witness whereof the said Mary Andrews and Henry Andrews, her son, have 
hereunto put their hands and seals this loth day of April lbS4. feigned : Mary An- 
drews and a seal, Henry Andrews and a seal. Acknowledged by Mary Andrews and 
Henry Andrews, Mav 3i, 1686. Kecorded Dec. 11, 1717. {Bristol Co. Mass. Deeds, xi: 
300.] 

" When Henry 2 Andrews died," writes Mr. Drummond, "the title to this [his?] 
property vested in his wife and children. In those times the widow not unfrequently 
conveyed real estate so left, while her children were minors ; but if any of her sons were 
of age, it was necessary for them to join in the deed as grantors. In this deed Henry 
did not join as grantor, as he should have done if he was twenty-one, but his mother 
makes tne grant and he simply joins with her in a promise to do any act necessary to 
confirm the title. If he was then a minor, his acknowledgment of the deed two years 
later was such a confirmation of his mother 's act as would bind him also. I therefore 
believe that Henry was a minor when that deed was given, and [judging from the date 
of acknowledgment] was not born before 1664." 

It is with great diffidence that I venture to differ from so able a lawyer as Mr. Drum- 
mond, yet I think he has drawn a too subtle deduction from this deed of early times, 
and 1 demur at the wording of his statement that " this property was vested in bis 
wife and children," since a part of the estate of Henry 3 Andrews was " settled, upon 
his widow " and the balance, on March 8, 1678-9, was ordered to be divided among his 
six children [Printed Plymouth Col. Deeds, vi: 5], There is no direct statement in the 
deed that Henry was a minor, and he put his hand and seal to the document in the 
usual manner ol* adults. The promise to acknowledge the deed and the delay in ack- 
nowledgment have no significance, in my opinion, such promises and delays being 
common in those days. Mary Andrews and her husband executed at least two deeds 
which were not acknowledged until after a long time ; in fact, every deed of Mary An- 
drews which I have seen was acknowledged long after its date. Iu brief, as I read the 
deed, Mary sells the land and Henry confirms the sale. 



22 Henry Andrews of Taunton. [Jan. 

birth may be placed a couple of years before Mary's and not long after the Di- 
vision of Lands [9], that is, probably about 1660. 

(e) Abigail married July 5, 16SS [19], and so probably was older than Mehit- 
able, who did not marry until Dec. 20, 1094 [20]. Abigail's birth may be dated 
a couple of years after her sister Grace's, and Mehitable's a couple of years still 
later. 

[11] Isack Negus rnaried to Hannah Andrews 7 th Aprill 1679. [Taunton 'Pro- 
prietors' Records in Gex. Reg. xvii : 35.] William Corbitt of Swanzey and Han- 
nah Negus of Taunton married March 23, 1703-4. [Maj. Thomas Leonard's 
Marriages in Gen. Reg. xiii : 253.] William & Hannah Corbett receipt, Feb. 12, 
1700, for her portion of the estate of her father Henry Andrews. [ Bristol Co. 
Mass. Prob. ii : 173.] Isaac Negus and his mother Hannah Corbett grant land, 
July 11, 1710, to John Hodges of Norton. [Bristol Co. Mass. Deeds, vi: 4-01.] 

[12] Hon. Josiah II. Drummond proves at length that Jane Dighton, sister of 
Frances (Dighton) Williams of Taunton, and of Katharine (Dighton) (Hag- 
borne) (Dudley) Allin, and eldest daughter of John Dighton of Gloucester. 
Eng., ra. (1) John Lugg of Boston, and m. (2), before Oct. 27, 1047, Jonathan 
Negus of Boston. [Maine Hist, and Gen. Recorder, vi: 362-366.] Isaac of 
Jonathan Negoose, aged about 10 days, bapt. 3 day 1 mo. 1050; Maria of Jona- 
than and Jane Negus born 6 July. 1653; Maria of Jonathan Negoose bapt. 10 
clay 5 mo. 1053. [Boston Bee. Cum'rs Report, ix : 31, 40,44.] Isaac Negus, 
Taunton, 1675, cooper, styles himself sole heir of Jonathau Negus late of Bos- 
ton ; m. 7 April, 1070, Hannah Andrews. [Savage, iii: 200.]' Inventory of 
Capt. Isaac Negus of Swanzev; wife Hannah; he died Nov. 20, 1700. [Bristol 
Co. Mass. Prob. ii : 29.) 

[13] Henry 3 Andrews "senior" made a deed June 23, 1733, and acknowl- 
edged it April 15. 1734. [Bristol Co. Mass. Deeds, xxxv : 520.] Mary'-' An- 
drews, Feb. 25, 1730, conveys to her brother John 4 Andrews all her interest in 
estates of her father Henry 3 Andrews and of her brother Henry 4 Andrews, both 
deceased. [Bristol Co. Mass. Deeds, xxvi: 205.] 

[14] Henry Andrewes and Mary Dean mar. Feb. 17, 1085-6. Henry Andrewes 
and Mary Williams mar. July 4, 1688. [Maj. Thomas Leonard's Marriages in Gen. 
Reg. xiii : 251. J These marriages are both credited to Henry 3 Andrews, no ev- 
idence of the existence in Taunton at this period of any other Henry having 
ever been found. 

[15] Will of Samuel Williams of Taunton, dated Aug. 6, 1097, names sons 
Seth and Daniel, and daughters Sarah Dean, Mary Andros and Hannah" Bun. 
[Bristol Co. Mass. Prob. i: 199.] 1030, July 25. Deed from Samuel Williams 
and Mary his wife to Joseph French. [Bristol Co. Mass. Deeds, v : 458.1 
Thomas Gilbert and Jane Rossiter married 23 March, 1039. [Printed Plym. 
Col. Rec. i : 143.] Inventory of Thomas Gilbert sen. deceased beyond the seas, 
sworn to 5 July, 1077, names son Thomas Gilbert, daughters Mary Williams 
and Elizabeth Starr; also estate in hands of Mistress Jaue Gilbert [Plym. Col. 
Wills, iii: part 2 : No. 78 of copy in Mass. State Archives]. See also Hist, of 
Taunton, 45. 

[16] Joseph Richmond and Mary Andrewes married June 20. 10S5 [Maj. Thomas 
Leonard's Marriages in Gen. Reg. xiii: 251]. Joseph and Mary Richmond ac- 
knowledge receipt of her interest in estate of her father, Henry Andrews, 
March 28, 1707 [Bristol Co. Mass. Prob. ii : ISO]. 

[17] For proof that Joseph Richmond, who married Mary 3 Andrews, and 
Samuel Richmond, who married Mehitable 3 Andrews, were both sons of John 
Richmond by his wife Abigail Rogers, compare Taunton Proprietors'" Records of 
births of John Richmond's children [Gen. Reg. xvi : 327]. and discussion of 
John Rogers senior of Duxbury [The John Rogers Families in Plymouth and 
Vicinity, p. 19. By J. H. Drummond, 1895], and the Richmond Family, 3 and 10. 

[18] (a) Abell Burt and Grace Andrewes married June 20. 1685 [Maj. Thomas 
Leonard's Marriages in Gen. Reg. xiii: 2511. Abel and Grace Burt receipt, 
March 28, 1707, for her interest in estate of her father Henry Andrews. [Bri- 
stol Co. Mass. Prob. ii : 186.] 

fb) Gravestone in the Neck of Land Burying Ground, Taunton : — 

HERE LIES THE BoDY I oF GRACE BURT THE ! WIFE oF ABEL BURT | 
AGED 43 DIED IN THE 179 j SEPTEMBER Y e 19. 

Dea. Edgar H. Reed interpreted the year (i 179" as 1709, doubtless correctly. 



1898.] Anna West and Hubert Saanderson, -j:'> 

[19] (a) Joshua Tisdale and Abigail Andrews married July 5, 1C88. [ U 
Tliomas Leonard's Marriages in Gex. Reg. xiii : 251.] Joshua and Abigail 'I - 

dale receipt. July 15, 1701, for her legacy from estate of her fathei Heury An- 
drews. [B7'istol Co. JIass. Prob. ii: 172.] 

(b) Dea. Edgar II. Heed's notes state that Josb.ua Tisdale died in 1728, and 
his wife, Abigail 3 (Andrews) Tisdale, in 1741, presumably in Freetown, Mass. 

[20] Samuel Richmond and Mahitabell Andrev.-s married Dec. 20. 1G94. [Maj. 
Tliomas Leonard's Marriages hi Gen. Reg. xiii: 252.] Samuel Richmond and 
Mehitable his wife receipt, Jan. 22. 1694-5, for her legacy from estate of her 
father Henry Andrews. [Bristol Co. Mass. Prob. ii: 172.] 



WAS ANNA WEST A DAUGHTER OF ROBERT SAUX- 

DERSOX? 

By John - E. Albkx, Esq., of Newton, Mass. 

Robert Sauxderson, of Boston, goldsmith, partner of John Hull, the 
"Mint Master," died 7 October, 1693. Judge Savage's Genealogical Die- 
tionary says: "By bis will his widow was made Executrix, and in her 
will is evident proof that children and grandchildren named in the will of 
her husband were not his, but hers. No blood- relation of his except brother 
Edward and son Robert can with confidence be found in his own will." 

In reading Robert Satradersoh's will by itself, one would have no doubt 
but that he was speaking of his own daughter without any ambiguity ; 
whereas the will of his widow is not clear in this respect, and her allusions 
to "my Daughter West" would as well apply to a step-daughter. The 
first child named by her is "my daughter Ann Beckford," and if this was 
her daughter, Anna West could not have been so with a name so nearly 
like the other. 

The references to Anna West in the two wills are as follows: 

Will of Robert Saanderson. 

Dated IS July. 1693; presented 20 Oct. 1693. 

" I, Robert Saunderson of Boston. Goldsmith, confirm to my wife Elizabeth 
the covenant made before our marriage, and give her one-half of all my House- 
hold goods. The other half, after my wife's decease, I give to my son Robert 
Saanderson and to my Daughter Anna West to be equally divided between them. 
To son Robert the house he lives in. &c. After decease of my wife I give to 
my daughter Anna West the westerly end of tenement near the Hill bridge, and 
the Slaughter house and yard, and a Leanto and yard, and a tenement and yard. 

My dwelling house to sou Robert, but if he die without lawful isstW, then to 
daughter Anna. 

A tenement on the road to Roxbury to be sold to pay legacies ; £10. to grand- 
son Robert Darby; £5. to great grand daughter Abiah Beard : £5. to Joseph, 
son of W m . Saunderson; £5. to grandson Joseph Jones; £o. to children of 
James Penniraan. All the remainder of produce of said tenement to my grand- 
children, the children of my daughter Anna West .... my wearing apparel to 
son Robert, my son-in-law Richard West, and Brother Edward." 

Will of Elizabeth Sanderson. 

Dated 15 Sept. 169-i: presented 21 Nov. 1695. 

" I . . . late wife of Robert Sanderson, deceased. 1st. to my daughter Ann 
Beckford ray two thumb rinses, if she dies, then co my Daughter West and Mary 
Casewell; I give to my Daughter Anna West a silver Tankard, my great Bible 
and one guiny; to niece Alice Carlile and her daughter Elizabeth, each 20 shil- 
lings; to cousin Francis Carlile, Jr. my seald Ring; to Mary Casewell £5. and 
a silver cup ; to children of Thomas Lincoln, each a silver spoon ; to Ann West- 



24 Anna West and Robert Saunderson. [J an . 

a silver bason and a silver spoon ; to Mercy Wes1 a silver porringer and .• 
spoon; to Joseph West my grandson ray silver Tankard; and to little II 
West a silver Bowl; to Benjamin West a silver bason and a silver spoo 
my daughter West and her children my halfe prut in my Husband's Housi 
goods, except bedding and wearing apparel to Mary Casewell; to Mary cl m m- 
ter of W m . Sanderson 20 shillings; to her sister Lydia 10 shillings; to the old 
Church a Silver Beaker and £5.; to the poore £10.; residue if any to Mary 
Casewell my great Grand daughter." 

The daughter Anna was married to Richard West of Boston, butcher 
and the names of their children are suggestive; they hadJosepb, Benja- 
min, John and Mary, not very distinctive, but they are also names of i Rob- 
ert Saunderson's children. They also named a* child Sanderson West, 
born February 5, 1680; this is important in several ways, and shows that 
wishing to name a boy for her father without using her brother's name, she 
gave him the family name. 

The date of marriage of Robert Saunderson with third wife Elizabeth is 
not recorded, but is important in this discussion. 

I found in Granary Cemetery a gravestone (not named in " Bridgrnan's 
Epitaphs") with this inscription: " Here lyes y e body of Mary late wife 
of Robert Sanderson, Sen 1 "., age 74 years, died June 21, 1631, and her 
grandson in grave with her." 

This grandson was probably Sanderson West who was the baby at that 
time. The date fixes time of marriage with third wife Elizabeth at 1031 
or later; Sanderson West was born in 1GS0, and if Anna were Elizabeth's 
daughter as Judge Savage avers, she would not probably have named a 
child for Robert Saunderson before her mother's marriage with him. 

There are other gravestones of this family in the same cemetery, and as 
they are not in " Bridgrnan's Epitaphs," they are copied here: 

"Here lyes y e body of Elizabeth wife of Robert Sanderson, aged about 
78 years, died Oct. 15. 1695." 

" y e body of Richard West, Sen 1- , aged C7 years died Oct. 21, 1701." 

"Mary, daughter of Mr. John & Mrs. Mary West, a<ze 1 months, d ; ed 
Sept. 2, 1730." 

" Children of Mr. Sanderson & Mrs. Mary West, 
17-12 John 2 years. 1750 Mary 4 months 

1719 Sanderson 9 weeks 1751 John 7 mouths." 

The death of Richard West is recorded in Town records as October 20, 
1701, instead of October 21, as on the gravestone. His estate was settled 
by the widow Anna, probated 23 March, 1701-2. Inventory £05. 8. 2. 

Their son John* West was born March 26, 1G97; died 17-12 ; married 

Mary -, born 1G97, died August, 1771; and had eight children: 

John, Sanderson, Anna, 4 born November 25, 1728; Mary, Mary, Kesiah, 
Eunice, David. Anna* West, born November 25, 1726, married October 
27, 1747, Ephraim Green. 

Two deeds are recorded in Suffolk County Registry in which Richard 
and Anna 2 West's children call Robert Sanderson their grandfather, viz. 
in Vol. 41, pages 8 and 4, both dated 19 July, 1725, by which John 5 West 
buys of the other heirs *• our share, portion, right and title by descent from 
our Grandfather Robert Sanderson, in a Tenement near the Mill bridge, 
and a Tenement on Middle street." These are signed by Benjamin West 
of R oxburv and his wife Joanna, Ann West, sninster, and Mercv Warner, 
wido w, both of Lancaster, Henry Haughton of Lancaster and Anna his 
wife. ' 

All of which seems to prove that Anna 2 West was daughter of Robert 
and Mary Saunderson, notwithstanding the wording of the step-mother's 
will. 





























































































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1898.] Cloaston Family of JS~cw Hampshire* 25 



THE CLOGSTOX FAMILY OF XEYT HAMPSHIRE. 

By Watsox JT. irAnwoon. M.D., of Chasm Falls, X. Y. 

The Clogston family is of Irish origin, and was one of the Presbyterian 
families which immigrated from the north of Ireland to New Hampshire, 
sometime after the year 1718. Our records of the family are somewhat 
meagre. We have not as yet been able to learn the names of the parents 
of the family that settled in New Hampshire; we have a record of three of 
their children only, as follows: 

1. Mrs. Harwood. Her Christian name we have not yet been able 
to learn. She was the wife of James Harwood of Dunstable (now 
Nashua), N. EL, who was descended from English ancestors. She 
is described as having been a very large, strong woman, and she 
lived to the advanced age of ninety-nine years. Her husband served 
five years in the old Frendh and Indian war. He also served in 
the Revolution, in Capt. William Walker's company, Col. James 
Reed's regiment. Capt. Walker's company is said to have com- 
prised one half the able bodied men of Dunstable. They were 
among the first men sent out from New Hampshire to engrave in 
the struggle for American independence. They were present and 
fought bravely at Bunker Hili. Later on in the course of the war, 
James Harwood served in Col. BedelPs regiment, which was formed 
in 177G, to defend the frontier, and was stationed for a time at Isle 
Aux Noix, in Canada. In 1777, April 17, James Harwood entered 
the First New Hampshire regiment, then under the command of 
Col. Joseph Cilley. This regiment was during the months of Mav 
and June, 1777. in the vicinity of Ticonderoga. N. Y.. and after- 
wards was engaged in the battles at Fort Schuyler, Stillwater, and 
finally, October 7, 1777, in the battle of Saratoga, which resulted in 
the surrender of Burgoyne with his entire army ten davs later. 
After this most important event, the American troops hastened 
southward to help the sorely pressed patriots who were under the 
immediate command of Gen. Washington. They reached White 
Marsh, thirteen, miles from Philadelphia, November 21, 1777. and 
here James Harwood died, tradition says, of small pox, December 1, 
1777. 

Mr. and Mrs. James Harwood were the parents of three sons aud 
two daughters, all born in Dunstable, N. II. : 

i. John 2 Harwood, b. in 1755. He served in the Revolutionary war, 
was wounded, and afterwards settled on a farm near Manchester, 
N. H. His wife was Sally Martin of Hooksett, X. H. They were 
the parents of six children. He d. about 1833. 

ii. James Harwood, b. in 1760. He m. Patty Sanders, and settled in 
Unity, X. H. They were the parents of six children. Hon. C. E. 
Harwood, one of the most enterprising of the business men of Lynn, 
Mass., and recently mayor of that city, is a great grandson of James 
Harwood of Unity. 

iii. Archibald Harwood, b. in 17G?. He served in the American army 
in the war of the Revolution, as a substitute for another man, 
being only sixteen yeais of age on entering the service. He was 
one of those whom the traitor Arnold contracted to sell to the 
British in 1780. After the war he -went to Springtieid, Vt., where 

VOL. LII. 3 



20 Clogs ton Family of Xew Hampshire. [.Jan. 

lie ina. Susannah House, of English and Huguenot descent. They 
were the parents of eleven children. lie was by trade a carpenter 
and mill wright. He resided several years in Weathersfteld, Vt.. 
then removed to Eden, Vt., where he built the first mills ever 

erected in that town. Afterward, he lived in Constable, N. Y.. 
where he built and owned mills. He cl. in 1837. 

iv. EosAXNAii IIauwood, m. John Burlingame. They resided in Weath- 
ersfleld, Vt., and had children. 

v. Lydia Hauwood, m. Jonathan Ordway. Her second husband was 
Jedediah Hutchins. She d. in Constable, N. Y., leaving children by 
both her husbands. 

2. Paul Clogston resided in Dunstable. N. II. Fox, in his History 

of Dunstable, speaks of Paul Clogston owning a slave woman, who 
was married to a free black, and the latter purchased the freedom 
of his wife and children. Mr. Clogston enlisted May 1, 1775, in 
Capt. William Walker's company, Col. Reed's regiment, to serve in 
the Revolution. Was mustered into the service May 20th. He 
was wounded in the battle of Bunker Hill, and died of his wounds 
July 15, 1775, It is probable that he had a family, but we have 
no record of his descendants. 

3. John Clogston, born in 1741. He, and a man by the name of 

Antipas Dodge, went from Londonderry, N. H., to Goffstown, 
N. H., in the fall of 1 764, made a clearing in the woods, and built 
log bouses, and in the spring came back to Londonderry and mar- 
ried wives. John Clogston's wife was a widow, a Mrs. Anna Glas- 
ford; who was born in Glasgow, Scotland, August 30, 17o7. and died 
in Marietta, Ohio, in 1822. It is said that after her marriage to 
Mr. Clogston. they went to their new home in Goffstown on horse- 
back, both riding one horse. William Clogston of Springfield, 
Mass., a great grandson of John, to whom I am largely indebted for 
the facts concerning the Clogstons in this article, visited the site of 
the early home of the Clogstons in Goffstown, about 1876, and drank 
water from the old well used by them generations ago. He also 
visited the grave of John Clogston in the Goffstown cemetery, and 
copied the dates of his birth and death. William has stili the pocke: 
book which belonged to his great grandfather. John Clogston served 
in the Revolutionary war, in Capt. William Walker's company. 
He died Februarv 3, 1S03. The children of John and Anna Clogs- 
ton were six in number, all born in GotFstown : 

i. John 2 Clogston, b. April 23, 1766. He m. Betsey Gardner of Bed- 
ford, N. H. In the fall of 1818, they emigrated to Marietta, O. 
They went with a team, and were six weeks on the road. His 
mother, then a^ed 81 years, went with them. John Clogston d. 
Feb. 18, 1824,^ancl his wife March 23, 1851. They left several 
children. 

ii. Thomas Clogston, b. in 1769. He m. Phebe Eastman of Strafford. 
Vt. They had twelve children. He d. in Strafford, July C J, lsf 7,'and 
his wife Aug. 27, 1851. 

iii. William Clogston, b. Dec. 12, 1771; m. Susan Anuice of Goffstown. 
They had thirteen children. He d. in Hancock, Vt., Sept. 27, 1^36. 
and his wife in Brandon, Vt.. in 1848. He was the grandfather of 
William Closrston of SprinEcfield, Mass. 

iv. Matthew L. Clogston, b. Feb. 12. 1773. He m. Betsey Sargent of 
Dumbarton, N. II. They resided on the old Clogston homest a 
in Goffstown, where nine' children were born to them. He d. Feb. 
- 17, 1846. 



1898.] Notes from Martha's Vineyard. 27 

v. Sally Clogston, in. Samuel Clark of Goflfstown. 

vi. Silas CLOGSTON, m. Sally Stevens of Gotl'stown. They lived many 
years in New Boston, X. II. Later, they lived with one of their 
children in Nashua, N. II. They were the parents of six children. 

In Fox's History of Dunstable, the name Clogston is everywhere spelled 
Cloorstone, and very probably that was the original and correct method of 
spelling the name. 

I have already acknowledged tny indebtedness lor many of the facts given 
in this sketch to William Clogston of Springfield, Mass. I also obtained 
some important facts, as long ago as 1880, from Daniel Campbell, Esq., of 
New Boston, N. H., a highly respected citizen of that town, who was then 
in his 82d year. In one of his letters, written at that time, Mr. Campbell 
says : "The Clogstons were men of firm and upright character, always re- 
ported to be of Scotch-Irish stock." Mr. W. Ji. 11. Hart, of Goftstown, a 
grandson of Matthew L. Clogston, also gave me valuable information years 
a^o concerning the family. 

As far as I can learn, this is the first time a sketch of the Closrston 
family has been offered to anv publication. 

The writer would be greatly pleased to hear from any person who has 
a fuller account of the family than he has been able here to give. 



GENEALOGICAL NOTES FROM MARTHA'S VINEYARD. 

By Charles E. Bastxs, M.D., of Washington, D. C. 

During some recent searches among the early records of Martha's 
Vineyard, I made brief notes of entries in the Probate and Deeds 
registries, relating to persons who had residences elsewhere, or who 
had emigrated therefrom, or had taken up a residence on the island 
after leaving a previous abode. These changes of locality made by 
the early settlers in their quest for homes constitute one of the 
greatest difficulties in the path of the genealogist, and whenever the 
opportunity occurs to make them known it seems to me helpful to 
others to publish such facts. 

Finch. — Jeremiah Finch, mariner, of North Carolina, will dated August 
5,1724; probated Feb. 2G, 1724-5. Wife Deborah receives all estate, 
real and personal, except silver hiked sword, gun and pistol, which he ceiv.-s 
to Capt. John Payling, and all his woolen clothes to Mackrough Serobrey. 
(Dukes Co. Frob. Rec. I. 157.) 

Russell. — Capt. John Jacob and Thomas Palmer enter a claim June 
28, 1681, for a tract of land in Tisbury, " late belonging and in the tenure 
and occupation of Samuel Russell .... in right of their wives, 
Mary and Elizabeth, daughters of Jorge Russell and sisters of the said 
Samuel Russell who deceased without issue." (Dukes Co. Court Records.) 
These are not Vinevard families. 

Bass. — Richard Bass a tall thin-faced fellow pocksrotten ran away with 
a shallop of John Dalton of Monhegan about the rmddel of August 1682, 
with a servant of the owners, and another fellow a liver in the place, btin^ 
in debt ran away. (Dukes County Deeds, I. 283.) 



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28 The Rev. Morgan Jones. [Jan. 

Batt-Bayi:s. — Timothy Batt, son of Timothy Batt of Boston, deceased, 

constitutes his friend James Breading of Southampton, attorney to collect 
a legacy left him by "my grandmother Bayes of Martha's Vineyard 
deceased." Instrument dated March 16, 1600. (Dukes Co. Deeds, I. 
227.) 

Birchard. — John Birchard of Norwich iu County of New London, 
sells in 1603 the rights of his father Thomas in property at Martha's Vine- 
yard. (Ibid I. 222.) 

Codman. — Stephen Codman. of Roxbury, mariner, sells land on Martha's 
Vineyard, 10 Dec. 1678, •' once belonging to my father Robert, or to my 
brother Joseph, both now deceased." (Ibid I. 810.) 

Daggett. — Thomas Daggett of Edgartown to "my brother John Dag- 
gett of Rehoboth." (Ibid 1 323.) 

Tucker. — John Tucker, "late of Cape Anna-waggon, near Sheepscot 
[Maine] now of the town of Tisbury uppon Martha's Vineyard," sells his 
holdings in Maine, July 2, 1675. (Ibid I. 372.) 

■ Pease. — The inventory of the estate of Green Pease of Edgartown, 
weaver, amounting to £35 - 16 - 6, taken October 1, 1730 (Probate 
Records, I. 118), is offered as a curiosity in nomenclature. 

Blaxl-Sjiitii. — Thomas Levit and Isabel Levit (sometime Isabel Bland, 
daughter of John Bland of Martha's Vineyard late deceased), both of 
Hampton, N. II., constitute their son John Levit their Attorney in the 
settlement of the estate of John Bland, by an instrument dated April 16, 
1601. In support of their claim they file depositions of Nathaniel Drake 
aged 78, and Abram Drake aged about 70, both of Hampton, dated April 
27, 1671, in which deponents state that they have known Isabel Bland 
since childhood and that John Bland formerlv lived at Colchester, En<_ r - 
land, and '* he was sometimes called John Smith but his name and his 
ancestors was Bland." Samuel Smith aged 20 and Benjamin Gould aged 
42 years both of the Vineyard testify to same effect. (Dukes Co. Deeds, 
I. 282.) 






THE REV. MORGAN JONES AND THE WELSH INDIANS 

OF VIRGINIA. 

■ 

By Isaac J. Geeenwood, A.M., of New York City. 

Several of the earlier Welsh poets make mention of one Madog, son 
of Owain Gwynedd, prince of North Wales, who, sailing westward from 
his native country, about the year 1162, discovered a new land, whither, 
some ten years later, he led a colony of his own people. This event ap- 
pears to have been forgotten, when in 1402 Columbus was proposing to 
cross the same waste of waters, and not till 1584 was the account of Madog 
made known to the English public by the Rev. Dr. David Powell in hi3 
History of Wales. Almost a century later the story was revived in a lim- 
ited circle, bv the statement of Morgan Jones, a clerical gentleman then in 
the American colonies, who testified at New York, March 10, 1685-6. to 
his having, some seventeen years earlier, lived for a few months amon* a 
tribe of Welsh Indians on the Virginia coast; and we continue to hear of 



" 



1803.] The Rev, Morgan Jones. 29 

White Indians, at distant intervals of time and in various localities, until, 
in the early part of the present century. Catlin encounters them on the 
Missouri River, near the present town o( Bismark (Dakotah). The Amer- 
ican traveller noted some words, in use among them, akin in sound and 
meaning to the Welsh, and was especially struck by the fairness of their 
skin, and by their very peculiar religious rites. They were then a tribe of 
limited numbers, called the Maudlins, whom disease, a few years later, 
swept from the earth. 

Mr. Jones's statement commences as follows: "These Preseuts may 
certify all Persons wdiatsoever that in the vear 1609,* I being then an in- 
habitant of Virginia, and Chaplain of M. G. Bennet of Mansemonf county. 
Sir W m . Berkeley sent two ships to search what was then called the Port 
Royal, but now S. Carolina, which is GO leagues to the southward of Cape 
Fear; and I was sent with them to be their minister. Upon the 8 th day 
of April w r e set out from Virginia." The writer continues his account, 
mentioning his arrival and departure from the new colony, whence, at the 
end of eight months, half-starved, owing to scarcity of provisions, he un- 
dertook to reach on foot, through the wilderness, the Virginia settlements, 
but only to fall into the hands of hostile natives westward of the great 
swamps. His few companions were evidently tortured and killed, while he, 
liberated by some Indians of the Doeg tribe, was taken to their retreat near 
Cape Hatteras. His freedom he attributes to his speaking Welsh, which 
was also the language of the Doegs, and in that tongue he continued to 
preach the Gospel to them for some months, before proceeding northward. 

At this point a review of such facts as bear upon Jones's opening re- 
marks is interesting. 

In pursuance of an Act of Parliament, passed Oct. 3, 1650, the Council 
of State, by commission dated Sept. 20, 165 1, sent out to Virginia the ship 
John, Capt. Robert Dennis, and the Guinea frigate, Capt. Edward Curtis, 
the former, with Mr. Rich' 1 Bennet, Mr. Thomas Stagge and Capt. W m . 
Claybourne beiug appointed commissioners to raise forces, in said Colony, 
for the reduction of the plantations " to their due Obedience to the Parlia- 
ment of the Commonwealth of England." Capt. Curtis, "in the case of 
mortality or absence of Capt. Dennis," was to take the latter's place as 
commander of the fleet, and to act also as a commissioner. 

Sir George Ayscue, despatched about the same time on a similar errand 
to the West Indies, secured the rendition of the Barbadoes. Jan. 17, 1G51-2, 
and then proceeded to St. Kits, which place also submitting, though its 
Governor, Capt. Pointz, made his escape to Virginia, Ayscus sailed for 
England, arriving at Plymouth May 25. 

In the Virginia colony affairs were peaceably concluded; on March 12 
1651-2, articles were signed by the Commissioners, Richard Bennett. Wm # 
Claiborne and Edmund Curtis, and on April 30 Bennettt was chosen Gov- 

* The year is given in the printed documents, " 1660," and is evidently a typograj h- 
ical erroi. 

t Xansemond. 

j Richard Bennett was in 16-11 one of Gov. Berkeley's Council. In 1672 Wm. Ed- 

miind.-on, Quaker, visite.d America with George Fox, and reached Virginia about April. 
Daring the following month, among other men of prominence, who became converts 
to his preaching at Xansemond. was Maj. Gen. Richard Bennett. "He was a brave, 
solid, wise man, received the truth and died in the same." — Week's Southern Qu tkers 
and Slavery. 

Wm. Ckuborne in 1642 was appointed Treasurer of the colony, but appears to have 
been afterwards an officer in the Parliamentary forces. 

Capt. Curtis was in the great tight with the Dutch, June 2-3, 1653, and was subse- 
quently iu the Royal Xavy. 



30 The Rev. Morgan Jones. [Jan. 

ernor, Col. Wm. Claiborne Secretary of State, andCapt. John West, with 
twelve other officers, Councillors of State; but at the restoration Sir Win. 
Berkley, the late royalist governor, was re-established in his former posi- 
tion. 

Gov. Berkley (a younger brother of Lord John Berkley), as one of the 
joint proprietors, had established a separate government at Albemarle in 
the Carolinas, when, some years later, the scheme of Lord Ashley Cooper 
(Earl of Shaftesbury), the most able and active of the Land Proprietors 
of the Province of Carolina, was put into action for making a settlement at 
some point further south; at least "as far south," says Bancroft, "as the 
Spanish would tolerate." 

Accordingly, towards the end of August, 1669, the Carolina frigate, Hen- 
ry Brayne, mr., the ship Port Royal, Capt. John Russell, and the sloop 
Albemarle, Capt. Edward Baxter, which had been fitting out through the 
past two years, sailed from the Downs, with settlers and their servants, 
touching at Kingsale, Ireland, whence the expedition, under the command 
of Joseph West, reached Barbadoes in the West Indies. 

While lying here, early in November, the Albemarle was wrecked, and 
another sloop was hired through the agency of Sir John Yeamans. of the 
island, who intended to accompany them. Capt. West writes, Nov. S. "the 
People here seemingly show a great inclination for Porte Royale." About 
Nov. 23d the little fleet left Barbadoes, but soon after, on account of bad 
weather, all put into Nevis, where a pilot was obtained for the Carolina 
coast, only to be separated, off the main laud, and carried in different direc- 
tions. The frigate was forced to take refuge in a harbor at Somers Island 
or Bermudas, and the Port Royal, with Yeamans on board, endeavoring to 
reach the Bahamas, was cast away on one of the islands, Jan. 12, 1669-70, 
and, though all reached shore safely, a number died during their long stay 
while building a boat. They finally got to New Providence, where some 
remained; the rest getting passage to the Bermudas, another sloop was 
hired to take them to Port Royal. If we iudae rightly of a statement made 
by Richard Bennett and Tho. Goodwin, in their letter of April 28, 1670, to 
Lord Ashley, the Barbadoes sloop, John Baulte, mr., was driven as far 
north as the Nansemond River in Virginia, whence she sailed early in Feb- 
ruarv, and, after some further adventure, reached the Kevawah (or Ashley 
River), May 23, and was piloted in by the Bermudian sloop which they 
met coming out to fish. Bennett's letter states that Sir John Yeamans 
had returned home to Barbadoes, "after he had sent away Capt. Saile, 
Governor to Port Royal," and, he continues, we daily expect some ship 
with news from Port Royal, " upon the arrival whereof we shall comply 
with vour orders in buying hosrs, cattle, and what else is desired by those 
that shall come for it. In which we shall pursue your instructions and en- 
deavour the best we can for your advantage * * * in the despatch of 
such ships or vessels as is or shall be employed upon that account."' 

Meanwhile the Carolina frigate and the other hired sloop, sailing from 
Bermuda Feb. 26, 1669-70, reached their destination safely, and, landing 
first at Port Royal, soon moved up to Kiawah River and began a settle- 
ment called, in honor of the King. Charles Town. In need of provisions, 
the Carolina was despatched in May to Virginia, returning Aug. 22 with 
an eight months supply of Indian corn, pease and meal, while cows and 
hogs arrived within a fortnight from the same quarter; in June the Barba- 
does sloop was sent to Bermuda ou a similar errand. 



ISO'S.] The Rev. Morgan Jones. 31 

Col. Wm. Sayle, the Governor,* was a Bermudiah, a Puritan, and a non- 
conformist, and his name had been put into the blank commission of July 
26, 1669, as before slated by Sir John Yeamans; writing to Lord Ashley, 
June 2o. 1 670. from Albemarle Point, he mentions the various needs of the 
colonists and continues: " But there is one thing which lyes very heavy 
upon us, the want of a Godly and orthodox Minister, which 1 and many oth- 
ers of us have ever lived under as the greatest of our mercys." lie then 
recommends Mr. Sampson Bond of Exeter College, Oxford, who, by com- 
mission from the Earl of Warwick and the Somers Island Co., had boon 
preaching the past eight years in Bermuda and had been invited to Boston 
and New York by the Governor. From other resources we learn that 
Bond had removed from New England in disrepute for having preached a 
sermon not of his own composition, an act " looked upon," says Hutchin- 
son, " if not criminal, yet highly disreputable." 

The foregoing review tends to show that no historical inaccuracies, as to 
his own movements, exist in Jones's statement, which was first given to the 
public in the Gentleman's Magazine of London, in 1740. Under the head- 
ing; " The Crown of England's Title to America prior to that of Spain," 
Theophilus Evans, vicar of St. David's in Breosn, writes: " Sir. That the 
vast continent of America was first discovered by Britons, about 300 years 
before the Spaniards had any footing there; and that the descendants of 
that first colony of Britons, who then seated themselves there, are still a dis- 
tinct People, and retain their original language, is a Matter of Fact, which 
may be indesputably proved, by the concurrent Account of several Writers 
and Travellers. I shall first quote a letter of Mr. Morgan Jones, Chaplain 
to the Plantation of S. Carolina, sent to Dr. Thomas Lloyd of Pennsylva- 
nia, by whom it was transmitted to (his brother) Charles Lloyd of Dol-y- 
fran in Montgomeryshire, Eng., and afterwards communicated to Dr. Robert 
Plott, by the hands of Mr. Edward Lloid, A.M., Keeper of the Ashmolean 
Museum in Oxford," who in turn had received it from the above Charles 
Lloyd or from his cousin Thomas Price of Llanvyllin, Co. Montgomery, as 
we gather from a work entitled " British Remains." In this latter book, 
published in 1777 by N. Owen, jr., A.M., the author quotes a letter of 
Charles Lloyd (or Llwyd) esq. of Dol-y-fran. to the effect that Morgan 
Jones was cotemporary with his brother, Thomas Lloyd, and himself at 
Oxford; that he was of Jesus College, and, to distinguish him from others 
of his name, was known as " senior Jones." 

The onlv Morgan Jones, clergvman. of Jesus College. Oxford, likelv to 
have written the statement, matriculated June 1, 1686. aged 18, plebeian. 
son of "John David" of Trevethin (or Trethuen), on the Avon, westward 
of Uske, co. Monmouth; B.A., Dec. 12, 1639; vicar in 1661 of Undy (or 
Wondye), in the same county, on the British Channel, near Caldicott. But 
Jones, in the statement as to his adventures in Virginia, signs himself " son 
of John Jones of Bassaleg," a small place on the Ebwith, westward of 
Newport, and some miles south of Trevethin, and Calamy in his " Noncon- 
formists' Memorial," London, 1721, notes, among the elected ministers of 
Glanmoi'ganshire in 1662, ki Mr. Morgan Jones, an honest ploughman, of 
Llanmodock," at Whitford Point, though the author indicates his uncer- 
taintv, as to the exact locality, by an asterisk. 

The other parties, through whose hands the statement passed, were first: 
Thomas Lloyd, for whom it was undoubtedly written. This gentleman ar- 

*Died in 1671 and was succeeded by Joseph West. 



32 • The JRev. Morgan Jones. [Jan. 

rived in Philadelphia, Aug. -0. 1 683, on the America, Capt. Joseph VTasey ; 
he stood high in the confidence and friendship of Win. Penn ; was President 
of the Council; Dept. Gov. 16^4-88, and died Sept. 10, 1694, a-. 45, leav- 
ing three dai ghters. II is age corresponds with that of "Thomas Lloyd, 

son of Morgan L. of Llanbalk. co. Carmarthen, pleb., Jesus Coll., Oxf., 
mat. March IS, 1664-5, aged 15; B.A. 1668; M.A. 1671," &c. Perhaps 
his brother was the Charles Lloyd, M.A.. from Jesus College. July 20, 
1657, who seems to have been rector of Cascob, co. Radnor, 1664. 

Edward Lloyd (or Llwyd). natural son of Edward L. of Llanvorda, near 
Oswestry, eo. Salop, entered Jesus College. Oxford, Nov. 17, 1682. aged 18 : 
succeeded Dr. Plott in 1690 as keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, and died 
June 1709. He it was who transmitted the document to Dr. Robert Plot, 
who matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford. July 2, 1658. was appointed 
head keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, and died April 30, 1696. aged 53. 
Dr. Plot was an antiquarian, and is said to have been a very credulous man, 
a trait which exposed him at times to the practical jokes of his co tempora- 
ries': but we should be sorrv to classify Jones's " Welsh Indians of Virgin- 
ia " under this latter category and assign it to the rubbish pile of the past. 

What time Morgan Jones reached the American Colonies, after ejectment 
from his ministry in Wales, does not appear, but we meet with his name in 
the Boston Town Records, as follows: 

"Mr. Jones one the 28: 3 m (May) being sent for bv the Selectmen for 
keep" a schoole and being required to perform his promise to the Towne to 
remoue himselfe and famyly in the springe: And forbideng to keep a 
schoole any longer." 

Notwithstanding these hard measures he found means to make his peace 
with the authorities, for an entry on the records, in 1668, alludes to his liv- 
ing in the house of the Recorder. Mr. John Jolliffe, merchant, and he was, 
in July, one of three witnesses to a conveyance from Machew Cory to said 
Jolliffe. Lib. V., p. 495. Soon after this, with a view, we may presume, to 
better his fortune, he went to Virginia, in time, as we have seen, to sail 
with Maj. Gen. Richard Bennet of Xansemond Co., as his chaplain in an 
expedition sent, in April, 1670, to Port Royal, or Charleston, S. C. 

His services, as a minister, were evidently not required by the Carolina 
colonists; he set out afoot, to again reach Virginia, and after meeting curi- 
ous adventures bv the way, as has been related, was back in Boston by the 
middle of the year 1671, at winch time he was again a witness to some deed 
in which Mr. Jolliffe was interested. 

During his absence his wife, thrown upon her own resources, adopted 
what was then a novel method of livelihood, as we fiud by the following 
permit of 30: ll m0 January: 167^- — "Mrs. Dorothy Jones, the wife of Mr. 
Morgan Jones, is aproved of to keepe a house of publique Entertainment 
for the selling of Coffee & Chochaletto," — being the first mention of a 
Coffee House in Boston.* The last renewal of Mrs. Jones's license was in 
April 1674, at which tiuie she was accorded the additional privilege of sell- 
ing ik cider & wine." 

During the latter year the preliminary Tax List of the town, for Divi- 
sion ISo. 4, contains the names of Morgan Jones aud his man Isack Rat, an 

* Evelyn in his Diary, 1637, mentions the Greek Canopias, who, at the Oxford Uni- 
versity, " was the first I ever saw drink coffee, " a tact subsequently mentioned by An- 
thony a "Wood in his i: Athena? Oxoniensis." An English Coffee House was established 
in Oxford about IG-JO, at the- Angel, by one Jacob, a Jew, who opened another, two or 
three years later, in London, in the Southampton Buildings, Holborn. 



1898.] , The Rev. Morgan Jones. 33 

error evidently, as tliey do not occur on the regular list; we find Jones'? 
name, however, on the regular list for Division No. 5, with that of his 

man's on the preliminary one. This Isaac Rat, as we gather from the town 
records of the previous year f ( Nov. 1G73), was one of the persons driven 
oik of their habitations in New York when that city was surrendered to the 
Dutch: coming to Boston he had entered the service of John Kean. who 
kept a cook-shop. 

The Indian, or King Philip's War, broke out in 1G75; whether Jones 
took any active part in it is uncertain; however, his name occurs on the 
Treasurer's accounts, of July 167G. as a member of Maj. Sam 1 Appleton's 
company, under Lt. Jeremy Swain (of Reading); this was six mouths after 
the Narragansett Expedition. During the following September he was 
one of the garrison stationed at Marlborough, an important rendezvous for 
the forces until the close of the war. Register, xxxviii., 440-.] ; xl.. 320; 
xliii., 2GG: Mass. Archives, lx., 97; Bodge' s " King Philip's War." 

By the vear 1678 it would appear that Jones was located at Newtown, 
formerlv Middleburgh, on Long Island, in the vicinitv of New York. 
Bolton's Westchester informs us that, ou the 17 th Dec. 1G78, the inhabi- 
tants of Eastchcster agree to pay 401. a year to Mr. Morgan Jones, "min- 
ister of Newton/' if he will come and live among them and perform the 
offices of a minister. Accordingly he appears thereafter to have officiated 
both at East and West Chester, and rotated around among the different 
places to which he was called, through a period of over ten years. At this 
time King's county, the town of Newtown in Queen's county, Shawkopoke 
or Staten Island, and probably Westchester and Eastchester, constituted 
the West Riding of Yorkshire, as established by the first provincial assem- 
bly which met at Hempstead Feb. 28, iGGo. 

On the Westchester records, under date of Feb. 11, lG^f, is noted a bap- 
tism by " Morgan Jons, priest ; " a marriage also, performed by him, is re- 
corded the same year. Bolton, ii., 200-1. 

Riker, in his History of Newtown. L. I., states that, on April 3, 1G80, it 
was agreed in a town-meeting at that place, to engage the Rev. Mr. Jones 
for one year, the term to date from March 10th, at a salary of 501., and 
" to fit the house up " for his residence which had remained unoccupied 
since the death of the late minister Mr. W m . Leverich, early in 1G77. At 
the end of the year difficulties arose about the collection of the salary, some 
refusing to pay the minister's tax. and Mr. Jones preferring a complaint to 
the Co. of Sessions, the constable was directed that the law be fully en- 
forced. At a town meeting of Dec. 17, 1G81, it was decided bv a general 
vote, to sustain the ministry by t; a free-will offering, what every man will 
give. 

Meanwhile Mr. Jones, in pursuance of a town-meeting, had received a 
call from the people of Staten Island. At a subsequent meeting, the largest 
town-meeting which had yet taken place, held June 19, 1C82, by order of 
Capt. Richard Still well; Esq., one of H. M. Justices of the Peace, it was 
put to vote whether a Towne-rate be made for "ye satisfaction & paym r of 
Mr. Morgan Jones, who by the Choice & at ye desire of ye Inhabitants 
aforesaid hath Exercised the function of a Minister in this Island this Year 
last past." Whereupon it was carried by 38 v. 31, that the Collars, former- 
ly appointed for such purposes, cause a Rate to be made whereby a suffi- 
cient sum of money, according to agreement, be raised for the immediate 
payment of Mr. Jones, "and that they take some speedy course that ye same 
may be collected. Ordered that this be presented to the Court of Sessions." 












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34 The Rev. Morgan Jones. [Jan. 

N. Y. Col. MSS., xxx., 77. Some persons refusing to make payment of 
this race, it was, upon motion of Capt. Still well, ordered at a Co. of Ses- 
sions, held Dee. 20, 1G.S2, at Gravesend, in the West Riding* on Long 
Island, that the same u be taken from them by distresse through the Consta- 
ble Thomas Walton." N. Y. Col. MSS., xxx.. 135. Hereupon Francois 
Martinou and Jno. Boudyn (Jan Boiden) preferred a petition to the Com dr 
in Chief, the Rt. Hon. Anth. Brokholst & the lion. Council of New York, 
in behalf of themselves (i & the major part of the inhabitants of the Is- 
land." It is more probable, however, that they represented but a few French 
and Walloons, discontented at being obliged to pay an English minister 
whom they could not understand, which in fact was contrary to k% the arti- 
cles made with General Nicholls." In their petition, however, they stated 
that they had been ordered, by the last Co. of Sessions, "to contribute 
towards the maintenance of a certain person called Joanes Morgan a 
pretended minister in orders but by reason of his ill life and conversation 
is much doubted of by ye pet rs "; that said order has been obtained, upon 
misinformation, by the warrant of Justice Stillwell without any summons 
given to the petitioners, who are now threatened by the constable " for to 
straine" upon them; wherefore they requested that a stop be made to said 
Still well's illegal proceedings, and a hearing of the whole matter be granted 
them, "or otherwise that the same may be remitted by way of an appeal 
to the Co. of Assizes." 

In a Ion" letter of Jan. 19, 168=-, from Staten Island, followed bv another 
on the 24th, Mr. Stillwell explains the whole matter to Mr. John West, the 
Secretary at New York. The Justice doubts not ; ' but that the Council will 
take into consideration the abuse which is offered to mee in this false & 
scandalous Petition, where my reputation is soe nearly concerned & my 
authority brought into contempt." The Sheriff further requests '• that noe 
Stop may be put to our proceedings in this business; for Mr. Jones hath 
beene lonij out of his money; wants it extreamelv & tis a create shame hee 
is not yet paid, having honestly performed his part" (N. Y. Col. MSS. 
xxxi. 3, 6 9). Stillwell adds that he had never heard " yt Mr. Jones 
was a person so Scandalouse as they represent him, nor do I know anything 
concerning his ordination but from his own mouth, but I believe he was 
qualified as he ought to bee, because he was recommended to us by Sir Ed- 
mund Andross, who I presume would not knowingly encourage soe ill a 
man." 

From the journal of two Labadists. who visited Staten Island in Octo- 
ber, 1676, we receive accurate information as to the religious status of its 
people at that time, and are quite safe to infer that Mr. Jones was their 
first English minister. These priests state that " there are now about 100 
families on the Island, of which the English constitute the least portion, 
and the Dutch and the French divide between them, about equally, the 
greater portion. They have neither church nor minister, and live rather 
far from each other, and inconveniently to meet together. The English 
are less disposed to religion, and inquire little after it; but in case there 
was a minister would contribute to his support. The French and Dutch, 
are very desirous and eager for one, for they spoke of it wherever we 
went. The French are good Reformed church-men. and some of them are 
Walloons. The Dutch are also from different quarters." Clute's Hist, of 
Staten Island, p. 212. Some two years later (but prior to Sept., 1678), 

*The three Ridings of Yorkshire (North, East arid West) was abolished by the Co- 
lonial Legislature, at New York, in October 1653, and shires or counties established. 



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1898.] T/^e 7?cu. Morgan Jones. t>Zjfj 

we learn that a lot had been reserved for a minister. N. Y. Col. MSS. 
xxviii. 10. 

We have seen, by the resolution passed June 19, 1682, at the Staten 
Island town-meeting, that Mr. Jones had been preaching at that place for 
the past year; a petition to Gov. Doagan some years later, from the in- 
habitants of Madnan's (or Great) Neck. Long Island, states that "ye greatest 
part of us have Lived upon Madnans necke About twentie yeares.and have 
Lived without any ministere Amongst vs and at y e first settling of this 
necke it was Consented to by the Inhabitants of hempsted that madnans 
neck people should not pay to any Minister at Hempstead provided they 
would or could maintain one Among themselves and whereas In v e month 
of June 1682 we ente: tamed one Mr. Morgan Jones amongst us to be our 
minister and were very well satisfied with him, But soe it is, May it please 
your Excelleucie, that Mr. Hobart, that is Now Minister of Hempstead, 
Did forbid the said Jones of Liveing Amongst vs, in manner as Aforesaide, 
whereupon he was forced to goe awav from vs to our grate Damage and 
our Children." Doc. Hist, of N. Y..'iii. 346. 

Jeremiah Hobart (Jeremy IJubard), b. 1630 in Hingham, Norf., Eng. 
(son of Rev. Peter Hobart. after of Hingham. Mass.), graduated at Harv. 
Coll. 1650; preached for some years at Topsfield, Mass., and was called 
in May, 1682, by the Townspeople of Hampstead to be their minister; which 
choice was confirmed by the Com. -in-Chief, Maj. Anthony Brockholst,* at 
New York, April 26, 1 683. Many of his people having become Quakers, says 
Thompson, and others so indifferent on the subject of religion that they 
would contribute towards his maintenance only upon compulsion, he finally 
removed in 1696, a step which was followed in a few years by the intro- 
duction of Episcopacy. 

Meanwhile the first school-house at Eastchester was being erected in pur- 
suance of an order passed at the town-meeting of Oct. 15, 1683, when it 
was agreed that " encouragement be given to Mr. Morgan Jones to become 
the school-master;" any invitation to that effect, however, appears to 
have been declined; for Mr. Warham Mather, a young graduate of Harvard 
College, became the minister for a year. 

Jones now returned to Newton, L. I., agreeing to accept " the free will 
offering " of Dec. 17, 1681, already alluded to, and on Feb. 28, 1684, was 
chosen schoolmaster of that town, - to teach on the Sabbath day those that 
will come to hear him," and to be allowed for such service, ' ; what every 
man will please." (Riker, p. 106). 

At the time of Mr. Jones's leaving New England, he had a second wife, 
who, as we learn from the " lists of strangers in town," visited her Boston 
relatives during the year 1685; for under date of Feb. 5, 1684-5. we find 
" the wife (of) Morgan, Jones who lives at New Yorke, at John Matson's, 
formerly the wife of William Cotton, Bntch r ;" by which it appears that 
Jones's wife was the mother of Mary Cotton, who was born 1660, and had 
married the John Matson above alluded to. 

Sept. 5, 1685, Jones was chosen to succeed Mr. Mather, for a year as 
minister of East Chester. The parish-minister, in the early days of the 
English New York Colony, nourished the soul of the colonial farmer, and 
looked for a spiritual harvest, be it ever so meagre; he expected, however, 
that the farmer who nourished the soil, and garnered a more substantial 

* A member of Gov. Andros's fir^t Council, and from the Governor'* departure, in 
Jan. 1681, to arrival of Gov. Dongan in Aug. 1683, acted, by special commission, a? Com.- 
in-Chief of the X. Y. government. 






36 The JRev. Morgan Jones. [Jan. 

harvest, would leave some scant gleanings for the poor preacher. Such, 
however, as we have seen, was not always the case; the preacher's debts 
for life's necessities accumulated, and so in March, 1685— 6, we have Mr. 
Jones petitioning for relief against the sheriff of Westchester, who, without 
giving him proper notice, had sold two chests of his books and clothes at 
public vendue. (N. Y. Col. MS'S.) Moreover, not being able to obtain 
from the people of Newtown the promised compensation for his services, 
he petitioned that the Town might be ordered to pay him his arrears. 
Finally, on the 28th of April (1GSG), he gave a receipt to the Town for 
anything that he had ever claimed for his services, reserving to himself the 
power of demanding and securing of certain particular persons the several 
sums they had promised him.. 

Some better fortune befel him the next year, when the people of Mad- 
nans Neck (or Great Neck), L. I., dissatisfied with their being so far dis- 
tant from the parish of Hampstedd, " whereof they cannot be so frequently 
instructed in the word of God nor have their children have that education 
they would desire," petition that they may have a minister of their own, 
" whom they are willing to pay and satisfie therein, naming one Morgan 
Jones for this first time to be admitted." June 9, 1G87. at a council held 
in New York, his Excel y Gov. Dongan, Major Anthou Brockhoils, et 
omne being present, the Pet n was read and the allegations on both sides fully 
weighed, whereupon "It was resolved that the People of Madnansueck forth- 
with pa}' to Jeremy Hobbart (minister of Hampsted) all arrears due from 
them to him & that hereafter they may have a minister for themselves 
separate from Ilempstedd, whom they are to maintaine, and that for the 
present the same Morgan Jones is admitted, ther to continue dureing his 
Exc'Iy will & pleasure." N. Y. Col. MSS. xxxv. 67 & 88. 

The student, admitted to Oxford in 1636, had now reached his three 
3core and ten, " and if bv reason of strength they be four score years, vet 
is their strength labour and sorrow." And so we hear no more of the 
Rev. Morgan Jones until, some twelve years later. Cotton Mather, in his 
" Magnalia," giving some examples of pseudo- ministers, holds up one 
glaring instance to public scorn under the initials of " M. J.," information 
as to whom he had received from one whose name is suppressed. Mather 
states that " M. J.," a Welsh tanner by trade, and sometime servant unto 
Captain P. of Salem, leaving that place went to Say-Brook, where he 
worked at his trade and stole Mr. W.'s leather breeches. Then he preached 
at Kiliingworth, but, his crime becoming known, they refused to have him, 
and he began preaching at Brainford until a reader, who had former] v been 
employed for Sunday service, charged him with having used a sermon not 
his own. This was a dire offence, as before stated in the case of Sampson 
Bond, and ;i M. J,," not accepted, took up his staff and scrip and, journeying 
onward, " went to Staten Island by New York, and (again) set up for a 
Preacher, being a ready Prater.". If true that Jones ever preached in 
towns along the Connecticut shore, the vear 1677 seems the most iikelv 
period. As regards Mather's other remarks, it is possible that certain restric- 
tions in the Massachusetts Bay Colony may have handicapped all exertions to 
pursue his divine calling, and if Jones was driven to other pursuits in order 
to support his family and keep body and soul together, it little behooved 
Boston's great, over-credulous Divine to bury the fair fame of a fel low- 
worker in Christ beneath a load of unfounded obloquy and reproach. 



1898.] Was John Kettell an Early Settler of Stoic? 37 



WAS JOHN KETTELL AX EAELY SETTLER OF 

STOW ? 

By Rev. George F. Clark, of West Acton, Ma.=s. 

As briefly as possible I will reply to the criticism of Abraham G. 11. 
Hale, Esq., in the July number, 1807. of the Register, of my article of the 
October number, 1896, relative to John Kettell as an early settler of Stow. 

Mr. Hale seems to rely principally upon the traditionary account of Rev. 
Mr. Newell that Kettell bought land of the Indians. In my antiquarian 
researches of more than forty years I have found tradition so frequently 
disproved by reliable evidence, that I give little credence to it. Tradition 
says (Hist, of Concord, p. 57) that the day before the Sudbury massacre, 
April 21, 1G7G, "Thomas Plympton, a Mr. Boon and son ' were killed 
by the Indians while seeking a garrisoned house. The inventory of Boon's 
property was taken April 3, 1076. which states that he was slain about the 
middle of February, 167C. Shall we believe tradition, or the Probate 
records ? 

In the deed of James Kettell, in 1706, to Isaac Held (Heaid?) no men- 
tion is made of any buildings, and it is stated that the land was formerly a 
court's grant to Samuel Symonds. This convinced me that Kettell did not 
buy of the Indians. If he had settled upon it in 1653, it is very strange 
that the court should grant it to Mr. Symonds in 1060; for it was not their 
custom to assign to others land already occupied. Their grants were almost 
invariably of unoccupied territory. Many years ago, on consulting Mr. 
Newell's century sermon, I was greatly disappointed that it contained so 
little of historic value, when with his opportunity he could have given us 
so much important matter relative to the settlement of the town and its 
early inhabitants. A copy of this sermon is in the Antiquarian Library at 
Worcester; but on account of its meagre historic value it is not placed in 
the department of local histories. In a note to me some years before his 
death, Rev. Johu L. Sibley, a distinguished and accurate historian, who was 
settled as colleague with Rev. Mr. Newell, in lB'29, said that Mr. Newell 
was "careless" in his statements. This seems to be true, for he savs the 
town officers of Pompasittacutt were chosen in April, 1683. This is cor- 
rect. Then he immediately states that " the spring following twelve 

•/ too 

adventurers from Boston, Watertown and Concord, as proprietors of Pom- 
pasittacutt, petitioned the General Court to be incorporated into a town by 
the name of Stow, which petition was granted on the 16th of May, 1683." 
This is carelessness. For it was the same spring, and not k ' the spring fol- 
lowing" the choice of officers, and less than a month afterwards, that the 
town was incorporated. Again in their petition (a copy which lies before 
me as I write) the petitioners call themselves '* inhabitants of Pompasitta- 
cutt," and in the act of incorporation they were so recognized. Nor did they 
ask the court to name the town Stow, but that it should be given " some 
suttable comiy English name." 

By the will of Abraham Joslin, of Lancaster, made before 1671. it is cer- 
tain that Kettell lived on one of Joslin's farms in Lancaster, which he 
would not probably have done, it he then owned 300 acres a few miles 
away. The affidavit of Mrs. Sally \Y. Hale, a few years ago, who lived 
on the farm in question, and the statement of others, only proves that she 









38 Descendants of John and Benjamin Dunning. [Jan. 

and they believed in the current tradition. How the fact that Mr. Hale 
" used to cross in boyhood " a certain brook, and much other irrelevant 
matter, proves that Kettell lived on the farm near by more than 200 years 
a^o, is beyond my comprehension. That it was known as ' ; Kettell's farm" 
for manv years I have no doubt. I myself believed that he lived there, 
and have so publicly stated several times. But about two years ago I 
accidentally found evidence that convinced me that he did not. 

If it be remembered that the John Ketteli who died at Salem in 1685, 
"in possession " of the 300 acres near Nashaway, was not the John Kettell 
of Charlestown, who Mr. Newell says bought land of the Indians, and 
the births of \,hose children are recorded at Sudbury and Lancaster, and 
whose wife and children were taken prisoners, and that the names of the 
two men's children were different, the matter will be greatly simplified. 
The Salem man was about nineteen years the elder. 

I am now done with this controversy. When it can be shown by reliable 
records tuat Mr. Kettell, of Charlestown, bought land of the Indians, at 
Stow, and settled thereon, I shall rejoice as heartily as my friend Mr. Hale, 
that tradition has become truth. 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN AND BENJAMIN DUNNING 

OF STRATFORD, CONN. 

Compiled by Hon. Ralph Dunnixg Smyth (grandson of Hannah Dunning), and com- 
municated by Bernard C. Steiner, Ph.D. (grandson of Ealph Dunning Smyth). 

John and Benjamin Dunning, brothers, appear first, I think, at Strat- 
ford about 1700. Isaac Hurd of Stratford married Hannah Dunning on 
March 11, 1708. She may have been a sister. John Dunning married 
Sarah Lambert, daughter of Jesse and Deborah Lambert, of Milford, about 
1709. She was born about 1693. He died January 1, 1734. His will 
was dated December 22, 1733, and proved February 11, 173-1. In it, he 
divides his estate into fifteen parts, and gives each of his six sons two parts 
and each of his three daughters one part. He makes his wife and his 
brother Benjamin Dunning of Newtown his executors. The inventory, 
made April 8, 1734, consists of a long list of household goods, a house and 
barn, and home-lot of two acres valued at £140; thirty-one acres, with 
buildings and orchard, £280; one and one half acres to take up £3; one 
half acre east of river, £2. 10. 0; six acres west of Buckingham's Ridge, 
£33; seven acres north of Mr. Lambert's home-lot, £50; right of com- 
monage, £6. 10. 0.— (Fairfield Co. Prob. Rec, Lib. 1716-36, pp. 262-318.) 

Newtown, in Fairfield Co.> was settled from 1710 to 1712. Among the 
earliest records of the town is the following: " Dec. 9, 1712, Benjamin 
Dunning voted a constable, and John Dunning fence viewer." On Decem- 
ber 30, 1712, there is a list of the inhabitants mane out, in which John 
Dunning is the sixth and Benjamin Dunning the fourteenth. The brothers, 
therefore, were among the first settlers of Newtown. John Dunning re- 
moved to Nor walk before April 9, 1717, when he bought land, giving the 
latter place as his residence (Lib. iv., fol. 280). 

Benjamin Dunning remained in Newtown, and died there March 21, 
1739. His will was dated March 23, 1737, and probated April 3, 1739. 



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1898.] • Descendants of John and Benjamin Dunning. 39 

On January 7, 1739-40, Elizabeth Dunning, relict of Benjamin, was ap- 
pointed guardian of Michael and Amos Dunning; Thomas Skidmore, 
guardian of Abel and John Dunning; and Obadiah Wheeler, guardian of 
Benjamin Dunning. All these were sons of Benjamin Dunning. The 
children of John 1 Dunning and Sarah Lambert were': 

3. i. John, 2 b. 1710; d. Jan. 13, 1791. 

4. ii. Richard, b. 1710; d: June, 1797. 
iii. Samuel, b. 1712. 

iv. Matthew. 
v. Sarah, m. Joseph Judson, Dec. 10, 1741. 

5. vi. David, d. March. 1777. 

vii. Hannah, m. Reuben Gregory, Dec. 5, 1750. 
viii. Michael, m. Hannah. Green, March 6, 1745. 
ix. Mary, m. James Trowbridge, Nov. 27, 1752. 

2. Benjamin 1 Dunning, married Elizabeth Miner (born July 6, 1690 

daughter of Capt. John M.), 1710. Alter his death, she married. 
Obadiah Wheeler. Their children were: 

Benjamin, 2 b. 1711. 
David. 

Abel. 

John. 

Michael, b. July 20, 1730; probably removed to Pownal. Vt. 

Amos, b. Jan. 20, 1733-4. ' 
vii. Sarah. 
viii. Elizabeth, m. Stetson. 

3. Dea. John 2 Dunning. Jr. (John 1 ), of Brooklield, Conn., died January 
13, 1791. His will is dated November 18, 1783, and speaks of 
himself as advanced in years. His inventory was : real estate, 
£725. 1. 2; and personal estate, £3:?. 15. The estate was dis- 
tributed August 20, 1794. The estate of his widow, Hannah Dun- 
ning, was distributed on September 27, 1800, and amounted to 
£219. 7. 5. John 2 Dunning married August 30, 1734, Hannah 
Keeier of Norwalk. She died March 5, 1800. Their children 
were : 

i. Hannah, 3 b. 1735; m. (1) David Bostwick, 1753. who d. 1759; m. (2) 
Cant. Richard Smith, Sr„ 1760, who d. 1819. Their child, Richard* 
Smith, Jr., was the father of Ralph Dunning Smyth. 

ii. Samuel, b. 1737. 

8. iii. John, b. 1739; d. Jan. IQ. 1799. 
iv. Lucy, m. G. Clark Smith, Feb. 18, 1773; d. April 14, 1512. He d. 

Feb. 6, 1832. 
v. Lueana, hi. Abraham Benedict. 
vi. Benjamin. 
vii. Desire, m. Abel Pullen. 
viii. Sarah, m. Joseph Ruggles. 
ix. Phebe, m. Shadrick Hubbell. 
x. Abigail, m. Eiiphalet Brush, 
xi. Nathan. 

9. xii. Jeremiah (or Jared), b. 1749; d. Aug. 5, 1824. 

4. Richard 2 Dunning (John 1 ), of Norwalk and Wilton, Conn., married 
Abigail Betts, August 8, 1734. Letters of administration on his 
estate were taken out on June 29, 1797, the value of the estate 
being estimated at £2000. The children of Richard 2 and Abigail 
(Betts) Dunning were : 

i. Ellis, 3 d. before Richard 2 . 



40 Descendants of John and Benjamin Dunning. [Jan. 

ii. Abigail, m. Raymond; d. before Richard, 2 haying children. 

iii. Edmund. 

iv. Leman. 

v. Sally. 

vi. Rebecca.. 

yii. Tolly. 

yiii. Sheldon. 

ix. Thaddeus, d. before Richard, 2 leaving dan. Elizabeth, 4 

5. David 2 Dunning- (John 1 ), of Norwalk, married Hannah Mead. Decem- 

ber 16, 1746. His will was dated March 30, 1777, his wife and 
Daniel VVestcoat beinir made executors. The children of David 2 
and Hannah (Mead) Dunning were : 

i. Anne, 3 m. Olmstead. 

ii. David. 
iii. Moses. 
iv. Phebe. 
v. Aaron. 
vi. Daniel. 
vii. Hannah. 
viii. James, d. 1780. 

6. Benjamin 2 Dunning, Jr. (Benjamin 1 ), of Xewtown and Brookneld, 

married Sarah Burritt (died March 12, 1773). Their children 
v, r ere : 

10. i. Ezra, 3 b. Jan. 15, 1733-4; d. June 16, 1796. 
ii. Mary, b. Sept. 9, 1735. 

iii. Eli, b. Ana". (3, 1737. 
iv. Jared, b. July 30, 1739. 

v. Benjamin, b. June 30, 1740 ; Yale College, 1759, where he stood 46th 
in socialrank in a class of fifty. Lie studied divinity, was licensed 
to preach on May 28, 17G0, and ordained over the church in Marl- 
borough, Conn., in September, 1762. Dismissed therefrom in 1773, 
he soon began to supply the Second Congregational Church in Say- 
brook, now the Centerbrook Church, and was installed there on 
March 20, 1775. He d. in this pastorate on May 12, 1785. Rev. 
D. D. Eield described him as '- a pious and worthy man." His 
widow, Anna, d. Aug. 21 1792. A son d. in 1789, aged 25, and 
an infant dan. d. in 1778. ( Vide Dexter's Yale Annals, II. 579.) 
vi. Peter, b. April 2, 1742. 
vii. Andrew, b. March 24, 1744. 
viii. LlVERius, b. Feb. 7, 1716; d. June 28, 1753. 
. ix. Sarah, b. March 24, 1748; d. Oct. 29, 1753. 
x. Reuben, b. August, 1750; d. July, 1753. 
xi. Lucy, b. August, 1753; d. August, 1753. 
xii. Reuben, b. Dec. 3, 1756. 

7. David 2 Dunning- (Benjamin 1 ), of Newtown, married 1736, Hannah 

Botsford. Their children were: 

i. Ann, 3 b. Jan. 11, 1737. 

ii. David, b. April 17, 1738. 
iii. Meiiitabel, b. Nov. 20, 1740. 
iv. Gideon, b. Dec. 19, 1742. 

y. Abi.jah, b. May 28, 1744. 
vi. Amos. b. Dec. 16, 1745. 
vii. Richard, b. April 23, 1747. 
viii. Silas, b. Nov. 5, 1748: d. 1753. 
ix. Abigail, b. Aug. 3, 1750; d. 1753. 

x. Asiibell, b. Feb. 22. 1752; d. 1753. 
xi. Abigail, b. Nov. 17, 1754. 

11. xii. Silas, b. May 6, 1755; d. 1830. 



1898.] Descendants of John and. Benjamin Dunning. 41 

8. John* Dunning (John, 2 John 1 ), of Brookfield, married Phebe Smith, 

daughter of Joseph. She died October 22, 1807. Their children 
were : 

i. Ashbel. 4 He was deacon in the Brookfield Church. 

ii. Michael, who had but one leg. 
iii. Joseph (?), lived in Xew Haven, 
iv. T am .\n, m. Andrew Merwin. 

v. Chloe, m. Stevens. 

9. Jeremiah 8 Dunnixg {John? John 1 ), of Brookfield, married Mercy 

Smith, daughter of Joseph. She died 1817. Their children were: 

i. Clarixa, 4 b. 1702; cl. Jan. 11, 1852, m. Andrew Xorthrop (b. 1758, 
d. Aug. 15, 1825), and had children, as follows : 1. Clark,* b. Jan. 
21, 1781; m. Mary Ann Smith, May 20, 1801; d. May 10, 1831. 2. 
Sarah, in. Lymau Smith. 3. Wolcott, m. Laodomia Ruggles. 4. 
Mercy, b. 178*7; d. March 8, 1S69. 5. Waite Smith, m. Polly Rug- 
gles. 6. Clara Minerva, b. 1802; d. April 20, 1816. 

ii. JosErii, lived in New Haven; m. (1) Anna ■: (2) widow Betsy 

Crane. His children were: 1. Asahel, 5 m. and had child, Smith.' 
2. Phebe, m. Benjamin Smith, April, 1810; d. Jan. 11, 1828. 3. 
Clara, d. s.p. 4. Harriet, d. s.p. 5. Julia, m. and had children. 
6. Anna. 7. Polly, deaf and dumb; lived in Bethel, Conn. 8. 
Smith. 

iii. Mary, m. Isaac Babbitt. 

iv. Wolcott, m. Matilda ; lived in Butternuts, N. Y. 

v. Asahf.l, m. Hannah Judd; no children; removed to Indianapolis, 
Ind., and built first brick house there. 

10. Ezua 3 Dunning (Benjamin 2 Benjamin 1 ), married Ruby — . 

Their children were : 

i. Sakah, 4 b. Jan. 28, 1758; d. April 19, 185S. 
ii. Lucy, b. Dec. 3, 1759. 

iii. Liveeius, b. Feb. 2, 1763; d. July 24, 1831; m. Sarah . Their 

children were: 1. Xorthrop, b b. April 15, 1780; d. Sept. 8, 1880. 
2. Benedict, b. Oct. 7, 1788; d. Dec. 19, 1819. 3. Amos, b. May 30, 
1791 ; d. Aug. 12, 1830. 
iv. Edmund, b. Nov. 3, 1761; d. May 24, 1356. 
v. JOHN, b. Feb. 7. 1767: d. Sept. 11. 1772. 
vi. Parthexia, b. 1770: d. March 6, 1773. 

vii. Anne. b. Oct. 19. 1772; m. Clark. 

viii. Fakthenia, b. July 14, 1775; m. King; d. June 18, 1823. 

ix. John, b. Oct. 26, 1777. 
x. Ezra, b. April 20, 1780; d. Feb. 20, 1854. 

11. Silas 3 Dunning (David, 2 Benjamin 1 ), married Jerusha Bristol, and 

removed to Salem, Washington Co., X. Y., in 1786, thence in 1796 
to Aurelius, Cavu^a Co., N. Y., where he died. lie had nine sons 
and five daughters. Of these, only two sons left male issue : 

i. Eber,* b. 1787. 

ii. Ira, b. 1789; m. Susanna Montgomery, 1809; d. at Aurelius, >.. Y- . 
1841. He had nine sons and two daughters. Only one son, Henry 
Silas 5 (b. 1816, cl. 1871), left male issue. 

[The record of the families of Ezra and Silas Dunning was furnished by Mr. 
S. Wright Dunning, great grandson of Michael Dunning of Pownal, Vt., proba- 
bly the fifth sou of Benjamin. 1 ] 

VOL. LII. 4l 






42 Parish Register of Hessett, England. [Jan. 



GLEANINGS FROM PARISH REGISTERS OF HESSETT, 

ENGLAND, AND VICINITY. 

Communicated by dipt. Charles Hervf.t Townshexd, of "Raynhara," Xew Haven, Ct, 

Through the kindness of the Rev. Richard Morphey, M.A., Rector of 

Hessett, Co. Suffolk, England, where I examined the Parish Records, May 
29th, 1882, I was enabled to glean some items interesting to New England 
genealogists, and append below such as 1 think may be of value. In this 
parish register, under date of 1630, appears the name of Symon Bradstreet, 
clerk, who was father of Gov. Simon Bradstreet of the Massachusetts Bay 
Colony. 

I also find, in the same register, the marriage of Joan, daughter of Wal- 
ter IIoo or Howe, of Hesset, to Philip Newgate, of the neighboring parish 
of Horningsheath, and they were the parents of John Newgate, an impor- 
tant settler of Boston, Massachusetts, in 1003. Again in this register is 
the name of Goodrich, which family was later represented by two brothers 
who settled at Wethersfield, Connecticut. 

There are many other names in this register which, after 1630, appear 
in New England, viz.: Bacon, Cooper. Tilly, Fuller. Sampson, and, last but 
not least, Carver; and as these names and locality may point out the place 
of search for the families of Governor John Carver and John Tilly, both 
of the Mayflower. 1620, I give them here for others to search and investi- 
gate. Also abstracts from Hessett wills bearing their names. 

Symond Bradstreet, clerk 1630. 

Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Joan Carver, bapt. 9th May, 1594. 

Gualtherus Hoo and Agues Lockwood, probably widow and second wife, 
were married Oct. 7, 1561. 

Phillip Newegate and Joan, daughter of Walter Hoo, were married 20 
Dec. 1578. 

Abraham Church of Driukstou, widower, and Joan Lockwood, daughter 
(step-daughter) of Walter Hoo. 

John Goodrich of Bradfield and Maria Hoo, widow, were married Dec. 
— , 1594. 

William Cooke and Margaret, daughter of Richard Hoo, were married 
Oct. 1st, 1600. 

Thomas Hoo of Hessett and Ellen Chaplin, daughter of Stephen Chap- 
lin of Coomes. 

Agnes, wife of Walter Hoo, died 8 May, 1586, setatis 80. This was no 
doubt Walter Hoo's second wife, as she is not mentioned in his will dated 
1587, proved Jan. 4, 1589. In this parish the names Carver and Tilley 
appear often. Also in the next parish of Beyton. 

The following is a brief abstract from the History of Hessett, by the 
Rev. Canon Cooke: — 

Page oQ 1 Reynold Tilley, late of Hessett, died before 1486. 
14 60, Rico Bradstreet Will, 1459. 
" 61, Petro Tyllv and Walter Tylly. 
" 62, Reynold Tylly, Will John Hoo, 1545, late of Hassett 

Roger Bradstreet. 
« 63, Reynold Tylly. 
" 64, Roger Bradstreet wit. John Hoo, Will 1492. 



1898.] Parish Register of Hessett, England, 43 



Page 69, Margaret Fuller. John Bacon, Will 1513. 

" 72, Austyn Sampson, ' s " M " 

" 73, Roger Tylliot and Katherine his wife do. 
and son John Tylliott. 

" 74, Edmund Tvllott of Kingshaugh in Rougham. 

" 85, Mary [Fentuor] Fuller, daughter of Edmund Bacon, 1553. 

" " Robert Kene, brother-in-law to Edmund Bacon. 

" 87, Johannes Tillot, Inquisition John Bacon. 15GG-7. 

" 88-90, Mary Fuller, wife of Robert Fuller, daughter of Edmund 
Bacon, 1570. 
See for comparison only. 

Jeremiah How* (Boo? C. n. T.) from the church of Lynn, Mass. 
1645, March 30, Elizabeth. 
1648, Bethiah, born 1648? 
May 15, 1G50, Jeremiah born. 
1653, Joseph born. 

Hessett. 

The name of Carver frequently appears in the register of this parish, 
and also in that of the adjoining parish of Bey ton, where a John Carver 
was found with a numerous family. 

In the will of John Hoo of Hessett, who died 1485, he mentions his 
wife Katherine, daughter of Reynold Tyllev. He mentions lands " ve 
which I holde in ye sayd towne of Hessett of the dymyssyn and ffeffurent 
of Reynold Tylley late of Hessett foresaid." '* And also 1 a sygn onto ye 
sevd John ray sone and to heyers male of his Bodv lawfully begetyn w u 
out encle iiii pees of londe and a pes of medew w 1 her pytuences lying in 
the seyd town of hessett of y e wyche on pes of londe ys cownted for j Her 
of londe & it lythe in the ffelde called y e cherche felcl by seyde y e londe 
late of Rog. Bradstreet on y e northe fity & it abuttyth ageyns v e weste up- 
pon y e londe late of Edmun-" 1 Bacon and a n'or pece of londe as counted 
for ii acres of londe and it Ivthe in the same ffelde betwyne v e londe of 
Wat r Hune on y e southe pty cc y e londe of y e Co vent of Seym Edmund of 
Buryon y e northe pty. 

His executor was Sir Walter Hoo. Wit. Rog. Bradstrete. 

In will of Richard Williams of Hesset, Co. of Suffolk 1459: To Rico 
Bradstreet 4 |} . To Peter Tyllev. To Walter Tvlley. 

Bury St. Edmund's Wills. Reg r . Goddarde. P. 203. 

Gualther Hooe, of Hedgesett alias Hessett. veoman. 

Legacies to John my eldest son — freeholds in Hessett, Bacton, &c. and 
to his heirs male. 

Jeremy my second son (was he Jeremiah Howe of Lynn, New England?). 

John my youngest son. 

Robert Hooe, no relationship named. Joane wife of Phillippe Newgate 
mv daughter. 

James (son of my son Jeremy) my godson and his other two sons. 

The wives of John eldest son and of John the youngest son. 

Katherine my eldest sons daughter. Barbara ditto. Joau ditto. (She 
married Phillippe Newgate and was mother of John Newgate of New 
England.) 

Phillippe Newgate of Horningsheath my son in law. 

* Perhaps a kinsman of John Kewgate of Bo -ton. Also probably mentioned in 
Walter Iloo's will, of Hessett, Suffolk, Eng., dated 15S7. — c. h. t. 



44 Families of Bait and Byley. [Jan. 

Son of Phillip Newgate my wife's godson. Daughter of ditto. Mr. 
Rowe supervisor of the will. Dated 26 th July, 1587. Proved 21 st Julv, 
1580. 

Memo. — The above is a long, curious will, giving away in detail a num- 
ber of household articles — bedsteads, platters, kettles, &c, &c. 

The copyhold* of Rowgham Hall is mentioned as belonging to testator. 
Some legacies were payable at the church porch of Hessett and he charges 
his eldest son, whom he makes sole executor, " to transmit his property to 
his heirs male as his ancestors left y* to me." 

The will was surrendered, by the said Walter Moo, into the hands of An- 
thonye Rowse, George Scott and Thos. Keene. 21 Nov. in the 30th year of 
Queen Elizabeth (1087) and proved subsequently as above. 

In the will of John Bacon the elder of Hesset, dated March 22d, 1508. 

To my sister Margaret Fuller a teutry sett in Hessett aforesaid. 

To son Thomas lands and tenements in Rougham in the street called 
High-Rougham now in tenure of A'ustyn Sampson, &c. 

To the Parson of Rougham 4 5 . 4 d for a sangred or catvn in the church 
of Rougham aforesaid for the Sovvles of Roger Tylliott and Katherine his 
wife and John Tylliott his sou. 

To Edward Tylliott of Kingshaugh, Rougham one of my executors 10s. 

Query. — Is Tylliott the same name as Tylley ? 

Inquisition Postmortem John Bacon of Troston, Stiff. 2G May, 1566. 

Johannis Tillot in Ville de Magna Barton. 

Will of Elizabeth Bacon, widow of Edmund Bacon who died 1553, and 
mother of John Bacon who died in 1566. " To daughter Mary now wife 
of Robert Fuller." 



THE ENGLISH AXCESTBY OF THE FAMILIES OF BATT 
AXD BYLEY OF SALISBURY, MASS. 

Contributed by J. Henry Lea, Esq. 
[Continued from vol. li., page 357.] 

1634 — Henry Biley thelder of the Citie of New Sarum, co. Wilts, gent*. 
Dated 18 Oct. 1633. To Church of St. Edmonds 20s. & to poore 
of the psh. the same. To be imployed in the working house 
£3 - 6 - S. To grandsonne Henry Biley £1 & second tyled house 
in Rowe by the Corne markett next to the Pillowry & imple- 
ments about Tannehouse. To grandsonne John Bilev £20. To 
granddau. Marie Bilev £10 and silver Beaker. To Grandchil- 
dren Edward. Elizabeth & William Biley £10 apeece. To 
grandsonne Christopher sonne of Thomas Batt gent' deceased £20 
& vppermost tyled house in markett place neere to Mr. Thomas 
Elliotts house. To grandsonne Thomas sonne of Thomas Batt 
deceased £20. To granddaus. Marie & Dorothie Batt daus. of 
Thomas Batt deceased each £50. To mv greate grandchildren 
Christopher, Anne & Jane Batt, Children of said Christopher. 



* The freehold was in the Drurj family. — c. k. t. 



1893.] Families of Butt and Byley. 45 

each 10s. & to great granddau. Elizabeth Batt, dau. of Thomas, 
40s. To servant John Hulett 40s., all which legacies to be paid 
after decease of Alice mv now wife. To granddau. Alice Batt 
dau. of Thomas Batt deceased £100. my bole of silver & gilt 
haveing a Poesy about it &c. To granddaus. Elizabeth & Mar- 
gerie Batt dans, of Thomas B;itt deceased each £50. " And that 
the flamilv which now J have mav bee kept in and about mv 
dwelling house and Tanne house and mv Tanners trade dureing 
my wyfes life ray Grandsonnes Christopher Batt and Henry Biley 
and mv Granddaughter Alice Batt shall occupy mv lands &e in 
Wellowe mv dwelling house Tanuehouse orchards aud Gardens 
in new Sarum and on the West side of the river of Avon And 
my money bark hydes Jmplem ts &c (saving such as are given to 
Alice Elizabeth and Margery Batt) and J charge mv said sonne 
(sic) Ilenrie Biley and Executo 1- not to require any beneritt for 
the vse of the same." To Grandsonne Ilenrie Biley my Close 
in "Wei low called Great Kings of 5 acres. Sonne Henry Biley 
Res. Leg. & sole Exor. My ffriends Thomas Hill and Michaell 
Mackerell thelder gent' and my grandsonne xpofer Batt over- 
seers. Signed by mark. Witn : — William Bowles, Christopher 
Batt and John Hulett. Pro. at London 23 June 1634 by Exor. 
named in will. . Seager, 60. 

1646 — Aclmon. of Robert Batt of Warmister, co. Wilts, granted 29 June 
to William Smith & Elizabeth his wife and John Winser & Chris- 
tion his wife, the sisters of deceased &c. 

Adm. Act Book fo. 69. 

1657 — Robert Batt of Durlev in the Parish of Burbage. co. Wilts., veo- 
man, "being aged.'' Dated 5 June 1655. Buried in Church or 
Churchyard of Burbage. To sonne Robert mv halfeyard of 
Lands in Burbage in tenor of John sonne of Roger Morse &c and 
bedsteed in my house at Easton, co. Wilts., alsoe a bedsteed in 
house of George Batt my sonne in law in Dur'ey. To my dau. 
Joane now wife of George Batt 2s. 6d. & to the three Children 
of her by said George 12d. a peice. Robert my sonne sole Exor. 
Ouerseers mv neighbors Hugh Deacon & Thomas Haves both of 
Durley. Vnto Parish Church of Burbage I2d. Signed bv mark. 
Witn.: — John Dumford, Barnard Knight and Thomas Durnford. 
Pro. at London 25 June 1657 by Exor. Ruthen, 254. 

1660 — John Batt of Burwoods heath in the Parrish of little Bed win, co. 
Wilts., husbandman. Dated 3 Sept. 1657. To John Batt of 
Rainsbury (sic qu. Ramsburyt) my brother 40s. To each of the 
Children of John Harris of Rainsburv bv mv sister Agnes deed. 
10s. To Thomas, Stephen & John Caninge sonnes of Allexander 
Caninge, late of Pewsey deed., by edith my sister, each Three 
Tenne Shillinges. To Agnes Oram dau. of Thomas Batt mv 
brother deed. 10s. These Legacies to be paid after a debt of £8 
from Christopher Batt the Elder & Christopher Batt the younger 
of Grafton is received. To William Batt of Burwoods heath, 
Sonne of Thomas my brother deed., the Lease of Messuage <kc. 
wherein J dwell and the said William Res. Leg. & sole Exor. 
Signed by mark. Witn : — John Bushell Junior 6z Anthony Clif- 
ton his marke. Pro. at London 22 Oct. 1660 by Exor. named. 

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46 Families of Bait and Byley. [Jan. 

1G65 — Michaell Batt thelder of Mouncton Deverell, co. Wilts., yeoman. 
Dated 19 Aprill 1665. Vnto wife Elizabeth for life yearly 
£30. My land of Jnheritance called Kippons in psh. of King- 
stone Deverell to be held by wife & eldest sonne John, (vizt.) 
A Third by wife for Dower & Two parts by said heire & after 
her decease The whole according to my Deed of in tay lenient to 
Osmunt Shoare & William Gibbons Dated 1 Sept. 1658. My 
wife shall have vse of now dwelling & garden with house at East 
end of barley Barne &c. — in case she clayme her widdowes estate 
in my other Coppyhold Tenement in Mouncton Deverell or put 
out my sonne Michaell the legacies shall be void. Sir James 
Thynne Knt., by Lease dat. 10 (. ct. 1657, Did demise vnto me A 
messuage (late Hooper's) in Mouncton Deverell for 99 yeares if 
Three of my Grandchildren (vizt.) John and Michaell Two 
sonnes of mv sonne Michaell, and Michaell sonne of Charles 
Blake my sonne in Lawe, soe lon<j Hue — mv sonn Michaell shall 
hold same for life with rem. to grandchildren afsd. Vnto all my 
children 20s. a peece. My sonne Michaell shall hold my Living 
in Bradley for life & after his decease mv Grandchildren Joseph 
Batt, Nathaniell Still & Zacharias Blake successively as named 
in the lease. Vnto the rest of my Grandchildren £5 a peece. 
Whereas J lent £40 to my sonne in Law Richard Draper, J giue 
same to my dau. P31izabeth now his wife. To eldest sonne John 
£5. To dau. Mary wife of Alexander Shoard (sic. qu. Shoare?) 
(if her husband dye) £100 or Exor shall permitt her to enjoy 
my dwelling in Mavden Bradley after death of her husband with 
houses gardens orchards &c and the Home Close paying £4 a 
yeare. My sonne Michaell sole Exor. and Res. Leg. Witn: — 
William Still, John Oldis (mark) <Sc John Lye (mark) Pro. at 
London 8 June 1665 by Exor. named in will. Hyde, 60. 

From the foreox>inor evidences we may construct the brief srene- 
alogy which follows of the Batt Family of Salisbury in AViitshire 
and the earlier generations of their posterity in America, although 
a few of the members of it still remain unplaced. The Batts of the 
Devizes, from causes which have been already set forth,* present a 
far less perfect pedigree than the former family, but the fair tabular 
pedigree which follows can be constructed from the evidences now 
in hand, while there seems no doubt that an exhaustive examination 
of the two registers of the Devizes would greatly extend it and 
throw light upon many now obscure points. 

A brief tabular pedigree of the Byley Family is also appended, 
which illustrates the connection between the emigrant members of 
the two cognate families and fitly concludes the work undertaken. 

Batt Genealogy. 

1. 1 Batt, of the Parish of St. Thomas the Martyr, Salisbury, 

Wilts., was deceased before October 1557 and buried in the Church 

of St. Thomas aforesaid. Children: 

2. i. John 2 Batt, and perhaps also 

ii. Dionis 2 Batt of St. Martin's, 1570; had children, Richard 3 bu. 
there 20 June, and Beatrice 3 5 Aug. of that year. 

* Eeoistee, April, 1897, vol. li., p. 182. 









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1898.] Families of Batt and Byley. 47 

iii. Thomasink, 2 m. at St. Thomas 31 Jan. 1575, to Thomas Ivye. 
iv. Elizabeth, 2 m. at St. Thomas 11 May, 1578, to Robert Barte. 
v. Kichard 2 Batt, m. at St. Edmund's 4 Sept. 15S1 , to Airnes Danyell. 

She was bu. 28 Feb. 1587 at St. Martin's and he at St. Thomas 

2 Sept. 1600. Children : 

1. Jone,* bu. 6 June 1581 (prob. by a former wife). 

2. Thomas,* bap. 16 Jan. 1582. 

3. Mary, 3 bap. 7 Aug. 1584. 

vi. Thomas Batt* of Milfonh bachelor, bu. 31 May 1582. 
vii. Agnes, m. Lawrence Mallard 9 Sept. 1588 at St. Thomas. 

2. John 2 Batt ( l Batt), of St. Edmunds, tanner. His will, 

dated 10, proved 15 October 1557, willed to be buried in St. Thomas 
Church near his father. He married Margaret (Thistlethwayte), 
widow of William Holmes of St. Edmunds; her will dated 17 Jan- 
uary 1559, proved 30 July 15G0; she was buried at St. Edmund's 
by her first husband. Children: 

3. i. Christopher 3 Batt. 

ii. Elinor, 3 under 13 in 1550. 

3. Christopher 8 Batt {John? *), of St. Martin's, Salisbury, gen- 

tleman, was under 21 in 1559. He married at St. Martin's 8 July 
15G8 to Alice Sayntbarbe (called Symbane in register), who sur- 
vived him and remarried 19 November 1582 to Edward Hide. He 
died in 1581 and was buried at St. Martin's 31 August of that year. 
His will dated 1 September (sic), proved 4 December 1581 by 
brother-in-law Thomas Sayntbarbe, gent., who dying, administration 
de bonis non granted 18 May 1607 to sou Thomas Batt. Children: 

4. i. John, 4 bap. 28 March 1570. 

5. ii. Thomas, 4 bap. 30 Dec. 1571. 
iii. Ann, 4 bu. 22 July 157G. 

iv. Jone, 4 bu. 6 Jan. 1579. 
v. Dorotiiie, 4 bap. -i- April 1576; m. 2 June 1595 at St. Martin's to 

John Windever for Windove). 
vi. Margery, 4 * bap. 6 Oct. 1578; m. 12 Jan. 1598 at St. Martin's to 

John Morven. 
vii. Annie, 4 bap. 15 Jan. 1580. 

4. John 4 Batt ( Christopher* John, 2 1 ), the elder of Milford, gen- 

tleman, baptized 28 March, 1570. He married Katherine , 

who died 1604, buried 21 November at St. Martin's; he married sec- 1 
ond 18 May, 1607, at St. Edmund's, by license, to Katherine Brath- 
erton, who survived him. He was an Alderman of Salisbury. He 
died 2 and was buried 5 August, 1643, at St. Martin's. His nun- 
cupative will was proved 20 December following in Consistory 
Court of Sarum. Children {by first wife) : 

i. Jone, 5 bap. 7 Feb. 1592 ; m. 26 Jan. 1612, at Sarum Cath., to John 

Jetfry. 
Dorotiiie. 5 bap. 20 June 1595 ; bu. 10 Feb. 1595-6. 
Alis, 5 bap. 29 April 1598. 
Katherine, 5 bap. 23 Feb. 1599. 
Sotia 5 Cdau.), born circa 1599-1600: m. lie. 5 Dec. 1629 (ag. 30) 

for m. with William Arnould, husbandman, ag. 25. 

(By second wife.) 

Katherine, 5 bap. 7 Dec. 1607; bu. 8 Dec. 1607, at St. Edmund's. 
Mary, 5 bap. 20 April 1609 ; bu. 3 Dec. 1626. 
Christopher, 5 bap. 20 Jan. 1611. 
John, 5 bap. 7 November 1613. 

♦Called Margarett in will of Edward Hide (P. C. C. Cobham, 93) q. v. 





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•AS Families of Batt and Jhjley. [Jan. 

x. MarGkrie, 6 bap. 3 March. 1015. 
xi. Dorothie, 5 bap. 13 Nov. 1617 : m. 28 Mar. 1G37 at St. Martin's to 

Charles Blake. 
xii. Katiierixk, 5 liv. 1643. 

8. xiii. William, 5 liv. 1643. 
xiv. Ann, 5 liv. 1043. 

5. Thomas 4 Batt (Christopher, 3 John, 2 1 ), of St. Edmund's, gen- 

tleman, baptized 30 December, 1571; married 29 September, 1000, 
at §t. Edmund's, to Joane Byley. daughter of Henry Byley, tanner, 
(by his wife Alice, widow of Robert. Bytheway, tanner, of St. Ed- 
mund's); she died 1623, buried at St. Edmund's 24 December of that 
year; he was buried at St. Martin's 20 February, 1632. Children: 

9. i. Christopher, 5 bap. 6 July 1601. 
10. ii. Thomas. 5 bap. 2 Dec. 1002. 

iii. Alice, 3 bap. 30 Jan. 1004-5: m. lie. 14 April 1035 form, with 

Peter Thacher, clerk, M.A., rector of St. Edmund's, who d. 11, 

bu. 19 Feb. 1640, and she in. sec, 19 Oct. 1041, at St. Edmund's, 

to Mr. Francis Dove, Mayor of Salisbury. 
iv. Elizabeth, 3 bap. 20 April 1607 ; m. 29 Jan. 1(539 at St. Edmunds, 

to Mr. Richard Alwood, and. surviving him, m. sec. 17 July 

1050 to Mr. Richard Coombe. 
v. Henry, 5 bap. 4 Oct. 1009. 
vi. Margerie, 5 bap. — Sept. 1010. 
vii. Mary, 5 bap. 9 Nov. 1010. 
viii. Dorothie, 5 bap. 18 July 161S ; came to. New England in the Bevis 

from Southampton, May 1033, ag. 20, with her brother Chris- 

pher and his family. 

6. Christopher 5 Batt, Jr. (John, 4 Christopher, 3 John,- 1 ). of 

St. Martin's, gentleman, baptized 20 January, 1611; married 8 De- 
cember. 1633. at St. Thomas, Mrs. Anne (called Alice in marriage 
register, hut afterwards Anne) Westfield; she was buried 26 No- 
vember, 1656. Children: 

i. Anne. 6 bap. 20 Oct. 1034; bu. 13 Oct. 1050 as of St. Edmund's, 

spinster. 
ii. John, 6 bap. 27 Dec. 1030 ; bu. 20 Feb. 1036. 
iii. Johx, 6 bap. 27 Aug. 1033. 
iv. Katherlxe. 6 bap. 20 Jan. 1040 ; m. 2 June 1070 at St. Martin's to 

Win, Cole, 
v. Christopher, 6 bap. 20 Sept. 1043: bu. 20 Aug. 1645. 
vi. William, 6 bap. 7 Jan. 1644; bu. 12 Jan. 1044. 
vii. Christopher, 6 bap. 20 Jan. 1045. 
viii. Alice. 6 bap. 21 March 1040. 
ix. Richard, 6 bap. 2 July 1043. 
x. Samuel, 6 bap. 24 Nov. 1650: bu. 10 Dec. 1050. 

7. John 5 Batt (John. 4 Christopher 3 John? *), of St. Thomas, 

baptized 7 November, 1613. He had wife Rebecca , who 

was buried 27 March. 1652, at St. Martin's; he married secondly 

Jone , who was buried at St. Martin's 20 Julv 1603. Child: 

i. Rebecca, 6 bap. 29 July 1034 at St. Thomas. 

8. William 5 Batt (John} Christopher v 3 John,- 1 ).of St. Martin's, 

gentleman, was born, probably, about 1621-22; was living in 

1643 and named in will of his father as youngest sou; he married 

Jone before 1662; (perhaps second wife). Children: 

i. Willlvm, 6 bap. 23 Jan. 1047 at St. Edmund's, 
ii. Thomas, 6 bap. 3 Sept. 1002 at St. Martin's. 

9. Christopher 5 Batt (Thomas,* Christopher 3 John 3 1 ). of St. 

Edmund's, after of St. Martin's, tanner, called "senior," baptized 6 



1808.] Families of Batt and Byley. 40 

July 1601 ; married 12 October, 1629 (by license) at St. Edmund's, 
to Anne Bay n ton of Salisbury, spinster, then aged 20. In May, 
1638, with wife Anne, sister Dorothie and five children under ten 
years of age, he embarked in the Bevis of Southampton for New 
England, settled at Newbury, freeman there 13 March 1030; re- 
moved to Salisbury, of which he was Representative 1040, '41, '43 
and '50; removed to Boston 1051 and became a prominent merchant 
there. He was accidentally killed 10 August, IGOl.bv his own son 
firing at a mark in his orchard. His will pro. 18 September, 1661. 
His widow in her will, dated 14 March 1070, calls herself 70 years 
of age. Children : 

(Born in England.) 

i. Anne, 6 bap. 1 Aug. 1630 at St. Edmund's ; m. 12 June 1G57 to Edm. 

Angier. 
ii. Jane. 6 bap. — Dec. 1631 at St. Edmund's; m. 3 April 1661 to Dr. 

Peter Toppan. 
iii. Christopher, 6 bap. 22 Sept. 1633 at St. Martin's; was living and 

of Dover. X. H., 1662. 
iv. Thomas, 6 bap. 23 July, 1635, at St. Martin's; died before 1679, 

leaving wife and clau. ; adm. 20 Feb. 167S-9. 
v. Elizabeth, 6 bap. 1 Nov. 1636 at St. Martin's; d. 6 July 1632. 

(Born in America.) 

vi. John, 6 born 4 March 1641. 
vii. Paul, 6 twin, born IS Feb. 16i3; freeman 1673 at Boston; m. 

Sarah ■ aud had children Paul 7 and Sarah 7 ; will pro. 26 

July, 167S. 
viii. Barnabas, 6 twin, born IS Feb. 1613; adm. at Boston 1671. 
11. ix. Samuel. 6 

x. Sarah, 6 living 1679, unmarried. 
xi. Abigail, 6 died 1679 ; inv. of est. in that year. 
xii. Timothy, 6 freeman 1673 at Boston; died before 1679 ; left issue; 

adm. 29 April. 1679. 
xiii. Ebenezer, 6 d. 16 August, 1685. 

10. Thomas 5 Batt (Thomas,* Christopher, 8 John., 2 1 ), of Stratford- 

under-the-Castle ( Old Sarum). clothier, baptized 2 December, 1602, 
at St. Edmund's; marriage license 30 June. 1629. aired 26 years, for 
marriage with Margaret, daughter of Bennet Svvavne of St. Ed- 
mund's, gentleman, aged 18. She was buried 3 October, 1636, at 
St. Edmund's ; he probably married a second time. Children {by 
second wife) : 

i. , 6 an infant, bu. — Dec. 1619, at St. Edmund's. 

ii. George, 6 bap. 9 Dec. 1619: bu. 7 Aug. 1652 at St. Edmund's. 
iii. "Nathaniel, 6 bap. 15 Feb. 1652, at St. Edmund's. 

11. Samuel 6 Batt ( Christopher,* Thomas* Christopher , 3 John, 2 : ), 

matriculated Wadham College. Oxon, 15 June 1657. B.A.. Queen's 
College, 5 February, 1660-1 ; Vicar of Steeple Aston, Wilts., 1676. 
and Rector of Coulston, Wilts., 1671, until his death in 168-4. His 
will, dated 12 April, 1684, proved 11 June, 1690 (Sub. Dean Sa- 
rum, I., 6-7). He married Mary , who died before 1690; 

her will, dated 16 October, 1689, and letters of tuition for children, 
all minors, granted to Thomas Mills of Teffont, clerk, William 
Newman of Salisbury, gentleman, and Samuel Rashley of same, 
ironmonger. Children (all minors in 1690) : 



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52 Ancestry of Phebc Pierce. [Jan. 



ANCESTRY OF PHEBE PIEECE OF WOBUKX. 

Communicated by William It. Cutter aud Arthur G. Lorixg, of Woburn. Mass. 

A genealogical problem of long standing lias at last been solved. 
James Pierce ( 1 690—1 773)* married wives named Hannah and Phebe. 
The surname of Hannah is unknown. Phebe is now known to be Phebe 
Reed. She was the daughter of Lieut. Joseph Reed, of Woburn. 

Joseph Reed, in his will dated April 18, 1737. probated March 20. 1742, 
mentions his wife Phebe Reed, and his three daughters Phebe Pierce, Su- 
sanna Fowle and Abigail Reed, and his grandchild Joseph Reed, son of 
his son Joseph Reed, deceased. (If grandchild dies before being of age, 
his share to go to the three daughters.) The son Nathaniel, who was to 
have a double share, was to take care of his sister Abigail, if she continue 
weak. — Middlesex County Probate Records, 21: 159-1 Gl. Josiah Con- 
verse, of Brookflefd, was the guardian of the grandson Joseph. f 

According to a parcel of Reed deeds belonging to the Woburn Public 
Library, and described in Bulletin, No. 25, of that institution, Lieut. Jo- 
seph Reed had a son Joshua Reed. The father had a lot of land laid out 
to himself in the township joining upon Rutland, for service, evidently 
military, done bv said Joshua Reed, deceased, before June 16, 1735 — -same 
parcel of deeds. 21: 17. 

Nathaniel Reed and Abigail Reed, other children of Lieut. Joseph 
Reed, are mentioned in same collection in a quit-claim deed [21: 211 re- 
lating to the settlement of the father's estate after his decease. Nathaniel 
is mentioned at this date. July 13. 1756, as deceased, and as having a son 
Joshua, a minor, then, with Abigail abovesaid, under guardianship; Abigail 
being named as a person no?i compos mentis in this deed, July 13, 1756. 
Another deed in the same collection [21 : 24] relates to the estate of Na- 
thaniel Reed, deceased, under date of January 6, 1753. These items shed 
light on facts not to be found in the Woburn Records. 

Lastly, from the collection of Reed deeds in the Woburn Public Library, 
we ascertain that Nathan Simonds and Hannah Simouds were the adminis- 
trators \_de bonis non~] to estate of Joseph Reed, deceased, and as such made 
a transfer of land, which was part of the inheritance of said Joseph Reed, 
on April 15, 1752 [21: 19]. 

Joseph Reed, lieutenant, was a son of Ralph Reed of Woburn, and a 
grandson of William Reed, the immigrant. The record of his birth is not 
to be found on the Woburn Records. He died Dec. 2G, 1741. His brother 
Daniel Reed died Dec. 18, 1741. and Phebe, his widow, April 7, 1743. 
He served in Phips's 1G90 expedition to Quebec, and according to Woburn 
tax lists was a sergeant from 1701 to 1713; ensign, 1713-1715; lieuten- 
ant, 1716-1741; captain (perhaps a captain-lieutenant) 1739-1740. In 
1738 his name heads a list of persons from Woburn and vicinity, who 
have a just claim to the bounty of the General Court, by being either per- 
sonally, or by their ancestors, in the Canada Expedition, Auno 1690; 

* Pierce Genealogy, by F. B. Pierce, p. 39. Woburn Records Births, 1st series, p. 
194; Deaths, 1st series, p. 146. 

fThe grandchild, Joseph Peed, named in will of Lieut. Joseph Reed, was half- 
brother of James Reed (1724-1807), captain, lieutenant-colonel, and in 1770 colonel of 
the 2d IS"ew Hampshire regiment at the Battle or Bunker Hill, afterwards a brigadier- 
general on the recommendation of Gen. Washington in the Revolutionary Army; this 
Gen. James Reed being also a grandson of Lieut. Joseph Reed of the will. 
















































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1898.] Ancestry of Phebe Pierce. 53 

taken in Woburn, Feb. 19, 1738, bv virtue of an order of the General 
Court bearing date Dec. 22, previous. lie " was personally present in the 
expedition, attested upon oath of Zachariah Converse of said Woburn," 
1788. lie attested to the presence of others.* 

His wife's name is not given in the marriage records of Woburn, but it 
is now known to be Phebe Walker, daughter of Israel, son of Samuel 
Walker, senior, of Woburn. She was born March 11, 1676. Her mother, 
Susanna Baldwin, was Israel Walker's first wife, and she was a daughter 
of Deacon Henry Baldwin and Phebe (Richardson) Baldwin, daughter of 
Ezekiel and Susanna Richardson.f 

Confirmation of this marriage is found in the Reed deeds in the Woburn 
Public Library [21: 14] where Heury Walker and Edward Walker deed 
apiece of land to their "brother-in-law' Joseph Reed, June 3, 1721. 
Their father was Ensign Israel Walker, 1707. per deed \'2\ : 12]; corporal 
1683-1690, sergeant 1690-1606, ensign 1696-1719, in Woburn tax lists, 
when he died aged 75. 

In these Reed papers are the will of Ralph Reed, father of Lieut. Joseph, 
and other papers relating to the distribution of his property. The will 
names Ralph's sons John and Timothy and Joseph and Daniel Reed; his 
grandson William Reed; and the wife Mary Reed. Dated August 23, 
1692. Ralph Reed died January 4, 1712, and Mary, his wife, died Feb. 
15, 1701. The grandson William Reed was the son of Ralph's son Wil- 
liam, per another deed [21 : 7] : " Whereas William Reed, late of Wo- 
burn, now deceased, did with leave of his father. Ralph Reed, possess and 
occupy certaiu parcels of land in Woburn, which he had no assurance of by 
any legal conveyance of the said Ralph Reed, and leaving behind him three 
children, one sou and two daughters, all in their nonage; the said Ralph 
Reed having reserved the use of said lands to his daughter, the relict of 
William, and mother to said children, till the son of said William shall ar- 
rive to the age of twenty-one years,"' Ralph Reed grants to William Reed, 
son of William, full possession, he to pay sisters certain sum, etc. Dated 
Sept. 29, 1692. A further declaration appended names Mary and Eliza- 
beth Reed as sisters of said grandson William. The whole acknowledged 
Dec. 16, 1703. 

Daniel Reed quitclaims his portion of his father Ralph Reed's estate to 
his brother Joseph Reed, Nov. 9, 1698 [21 : 8]. William Reed, Jr., son 
of William Reed, deceased, apprentices himself, with consent of all of his 
relatives and friends (who are mentioned) to Joseph Reed, to learn the 
"art or mistery of husbandry," May 1Q, 1700 [21 : 10].$ 

William Reed, the immigrant, names his sou Ralph in his will, April 9, 
1656, and mentions him as one of his three children that are married in 
New P^ngland. — Register, 48 : 381-382. Cutter: Woburn Historic Sites, 
pp. 26-27. Reed: History Reed Family, p. 61, etc. 

* Cutter : Diary of Lieut. Samuel Thompson in French War; appendix, pp. 58, 59, 
60. Mass. Archives, v. 36, pp. 216-47; v. 115, p. 574. Myrand : 1690, Sir William 
Phips devant Quebec; histoire d'un siege, p; 226. Kaiph Keed, of Woburn, granted 
to his loving son Joseph Keed, of the same town, one half of his estate, Dee. 12, 1693. 
— Midd. Co. Registry, B. 12, p. 797; Johnson, Early Woburn Deeds, p. 63. 

t See will of Dea. "Henry Baldwin, Middlesex County Probate Records, 9: 309; will 
of Israel Walker, ibid., 15: 312; will of Joseph Keed, ibid., 21 : 159-161. Woburn Re- 
cords, Births, Marriages and Deaths. F. B. Fierce, Pierce Genealogy, p. 39. 

J The autographs appended to this document, are unfortunately missing, but the lan- 
guage used is, •' that the said William Reed, junior, of his own free will and voluntary 
consent, and with tiie consent and well-liking of his futher--iri>law, and hi- own natural 
mother, his grandfather and grandmother, and the rest of his relations and friends." 



54 Aide a Genealogy. [Jan. 



ALDEN GENEALOGY. 

By Mrs. Charles L. Alden-, of Troy, N. Y. 
[Continued from Vol. 51, pnge 431.] 

2. Elizabeth 3 Alden (John 1 ). Bom in Plymouth, 1622 or '23. 
" The first white woman horn in New England." This has been ques- 
tioned, bnt the Division of Cattle List sustains this, and close investigation 
proves the statement. She died in Little Compton, May 31, 1717, in the 
94th year of her age. She married, in Duxbury, Dec. 26, 1644, William 
Pabodie, born 1020, and died in Little Compton, Dec. 13, 1707. He was 
son of John and Isabel ( ) Pabodie. J. 0. Austin's Genealogical 

Dictionary of Rhode Island has a full account of him. giving ids will 
and public services; and in Putnam s Magazine, Salem, Mass., Mr. Eben 
Putnam, editor, can be found in January-February, 1897. the beginning 
of an account of Elizabeth Alden and her descendants for five generations, 
and therefore I will not say more here. The house they lived in. in Little 
Compton, is well preserved, and also their gravestones in the old cemetery. 
Children, all born in Duxbury: 

i. John 3 Pabodie, born Oct. 4, 1645, and died in "Duxbury Nov. 17, 
1669. " The verdict of the Jury was ' that hee rydeingon the road, 
his horse carryed him underneath the bow of a young tree, & vio- 
lently forcing his head into the body thereof brake his skull.' " — 
(Windsor's Duxbury.) 
ii. Elizabeth Pabodie, born April 24, 1647, died before 1707. Married 
Nov. 16, 16fi6. John 3 Rogers, son of John 2 Rogers (Thomas 1 of the 
Mayflower) and Ann (Churchman) Kogers. He was born about 
1640. and died and is buried in Barrragtou. " Here iyeth Interred 
ye Body of John Rogers Esq. died June ye 28. 1732 in ye 92 year 
of his age." He married 2d Marah ( ) Newell. All his chil- 

dren by his first wife. They were : 

1. Hannah* Rogers, b. 1668, Nov. 16: m. July. 1689, Samuel Bradford. 

2. John. Rogers, b. Sept. 22, 1670: d. unm. in Boston, Nov. 2, 1696. 

3. Elizabeth Rogers, b. about 1672 : d. Oct. 23, 1724 : m. Sylvester 

Richmond. 

4. Ruth Rogers, h. April 18, 1675; m. in Bristol, July 13, 1694, James 

Bennett. 

5. Sarah Rogers, b. May 4, 1677; d. Jau. 19, 1770; m. Nathaniel 

Searle. 
iii. Mary Pabodie, born Aug. 7, 1648. Died after 1727. Married in 
Duxbury, Nov. 16, 1669, Edward Southworth, son of Constant and 
Elizabeth (Collier) Southworth. He died about 1727. Children, 
born in Duxbury : 

1. Elizabeth* Southworth, b. Nov. 1672; m. March 4, 1716, Samuel 

Weston. • 

2. Thomas Southicorth, b. 1676; d. Sept. 9,1743; m. Sarah Alden, 

clan. Capt. Jonathan and Abigail (Hallett) Alden. 

3. Benjamin Southv;orth, b. 1680; d. May 12, 1756; m. Aug. 4, 1715, 

Rebecca Delano. 

4. Constant Southioorth ; ra. Feb. 10, 1715, Rebecca Simmons, 

5. John Southicorth, b. 1687; d. Aug. 10, 1751; prob. unm. 

6. Mercy Southicorth, ra. Moses 3 Souie, son of John 2 Soule (George 1 ) 

and Rebecca (Simmons) Soule. 

7. Friscilla Southworth, b. 1693; d. unm. June 7, 1761, as. 63. 



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iv. Mercy Pabodie, born Jan. 2, 1649. Married Nov. 10, 1600, John 2 

Simmons, son of Moses 1 and Sarah ( ) Simmons. She died 

in 1728. He died 1715. Children, born in Dttsbury: 

1. John* Simmons, b. Feb. 22, 1670; d. before 1730; m. Nov. -1, 1715, 

Susannah Tracy. 

2. William Simmons, b. in Duxbury, Sept. 21, 1672: d. in Little 

Compton, 17G5; m. 1696 Abigail Church. 

3. Isaac Simmons, b. in Duxbury, Jan. 28, 1678. May be the Isaac 

Simmons who married a daughter of Capt. Jonathan 2 Alden. 

4. Martha Simmons, b. Nov. 1077; m. 1st, 1699, Ebenezer Delano; 

m. 2d, Samuel West, June 20, 1709. 

5. Benjamin Simmons, m. 1st, June 3, 170G, Lora Sampson; 2d, July 

7. 1715, Priscilla Delnno. 

6. Joseph Simmons, b. 10.^3; m. Feb. 8, 1709, Mary Weston. He died 

May 30, 1761. 

7. Pebeckah Simmons, m. Feb. 10, 1715, her cousin Constant South- 

worth. 

8. Josh"" Simmons, b. 1G88; d. Jan. 15, 177-1; m. Sarah Delano. 

9. Moses Simmons, b. 1G91 ; d. June 21, 1761; m. March 26, 1718, 

Rachel Sampson. 
v. Martha Pabodie, born in Duxbury, Feb. 25, 1650. Died in Little 
Compton, Jan. 25, 1712. She married 1st in Duxbury, Samuel Sea- 
bury, son of John and Grace Seabury. He was born Dec. 10, 1010, 
and died in Duxbury, Aug. 5, 1081. She married 2d, about 1082 
(L. C. Fee), Lieut. William Fobes. He was son of John and Con- 
stant (Mitchell) Fobes, born 1049 or '50; died in L. C. in 1712. 
Children by first huiband, bom in Duxbury : - 

1. Joseph 41 Seabury, b. June 8, 1078; d, Aug. 22, 1755, in Little Comp- 

ton ; m. 1st, Fhebe (Fobes) Smith: 2d, Mary Ladd. 

2. Martha Seabury, b. in Duxbury, Sept. 23, 1079: m. Josian Sawyer. 

3. Posthumous child (nothing further known). By second husband : 

4. Elizabeth Fobes, b. 1.683; m. June 10, 170S, William Briggs. 

5. Constant Fobes, b. 1680; m. April 8, 1708, John Little of Marsh- 

field. 

6. Mary Fobes, b. 1689; m. March 17, 1708, Edward Southworth (her 

cousin). 

7. Mercy Fobes, b. 1G94. Died unmarried. 

vi. Priscilla Pabodle, born in Duxbury, Jan. 15, 1653. Died June 3, 
1724, in Kingston. Married, Dec. 24, 1677, Rev. Ichabod Wiswall, 
son of Thomas and Elizabeth ( ) Wiswall. He was born 

1637-8. Died July 23, 1700, and was buried in Duxbury. His first 

wife was Remember , by whom he had Elizabeth, born Nov. 

6, 1670. Priscilla had (all born in Duxburv) : 

1. Mercy 4 Wiswall, b. Oct. 4, 1080: d. abt. 12 Nov. 1716; m. Jan. 25, 

1704, Deacon John Wadsworth. 

2. Hannah Wiswall, b. Feb. 22, 1681; d. Sept. 22, 1722; m. Rev. 

John Robinsou (her fathers successor). 

3. Feleq Wiswall, b. Feb. 5, 1083-4; d. Sept. 2, 1767; m. Elizabeth 

Rogers. 

4. Perez Wiswall, b. Nov. 22, 1686 ; prob. d. young. 

5. Deborah Wiswall, b. 1095 and d. April 22, 1776;" m. Oct. 21, 1717, 

Deacon Samuel Seabury. 

6. Priscilla Wiswall, m. Oct. 13, 1716, Gershom Bradford, a cousin 

once removed. / 

vii. Sarah Pabodie, bora in Duxbury, Aug. 7, 1756. Died in Little 
Compton, Aug. 27, 1740. She married, Nov. 10, 1081, John Coe, 
son of Matthew and Elizabeth (Whately) Coe. He was born Jane 
30, 1019 or '50, and died in Little Compton, Dec. 10, 1728. Chil- 
dren: 

1. Lydia* Coe, b. in Duxbury, Feb. 20, 1683; d. young. 

2. Sarah Coe, b. in Duxbury, Feb. 28, 1086; d. young. 

3. Lydia Coe, prob. b. in Little Compton, 1688*; d. -; in. Jan. 

4, 1710. John Bailey. 

4. Sarah Coe, prob. b. in Little Compton, 1690, and d. Jan. 2, 1741; 

m. Jan. 24, 1712, Samuel Tompkins. 













































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5. Samuel Coe, b. Little Compton, Dec. 12, 1G92; d. Dec. 25. 17-10: 

m. April g, 1710, Mary Chadwick. (lie did not marry twice.) 

6. Elizabeth Coe, b. in Little Compton, March 28, 1694; tn. July 27, 

1720, Edward Burgess. 

7. Hannah Coe. b. in Little Compton. Dec. 20. 1C96, and died awidow 

with one child, Ruth, Oct. 7, 1757. She married her cousin 
Coe. of Casco Bay, who was lost at sea, and she then re- 
turned to her father's house. 

8. John Coe, b. in Little Compton. Feb. 1, 1699; d. Nov.—, 1784; 

m. July 10, 1741, Rebecca Taylor. 

9. Joseph Coe, b. March 24, 1700: d. April, 17S0; never married, 
viii. Ruth Pabodie, born in Duxbury, June 27, 1656. Lied there Aug. 

27, 1740. Married in Duxbury, Sept. — , 1078, Benjamin Bart- 
lett, son of Benjamin and Sarah (Brewster) Bartlett. Children, 
all born in Duxbury : 

1. Booert* Bartlett, b. Dec. 0, 1679. 

2. Benjamin Bartlett, prob. d. y. 

3. William Bartlett, d. before 1717, leaving dan. Mercy. 

4. Sarah Bartlett, m. Israel Bradford. 1701. 

5. JRebecJcah Bartlett, m. John Bradford. 

6. Bath Bartlett, m. John Murdock, Jr. 

7. Priscilla Bartlett, b. 1697; m. Dec. 31, 171S. John Sampson. 

8. Deborah Bartlett, m. Dec. 19, 1723, Josiah Thomas. 

9. Abigail Bartlett, b. 1703; m. her cousin, once removed, Hon, Ga- 

maliel Bradford, 
ix. PvEBEcca Pabodie, born in Duxbury. Oct. 16, 1660. Died in Little 
Compton, Dec. 3. 1702. Married, 1680, William Southworth, son 
of Constant and Elizabeth (Collier) Southworth. He was boru 
1659. Died in Little Compton June 25, 1719. He married 2d, 
widow Martha (Kirtland) Blaque (afterwards Blake) and had 
by her Gideon, b. March 21, 1707, and Andrew, b. Dec. 12, 1709. 
Rebecca (Pabodie) Southworth had the following children, all 
on Little Compton Records : 

1. Benjamin" 1 Southworth, b. April IS, 1681; m. 1st, Dec. 18. 1701. 

Edith Woodwortn; 2d, March 14, 1717. Alice Church; 3d, July 
18, 1722. Susanna Blackman. 

2. Joseph Southworth, b. Feb. 1, 1683; d. in Little Compton. April 20, 

1739; m. April 20. 1710, Mary Blake, his stepmother's daughter. 

3. Edward Southworth, b. Nov. 23, 16S4; m. 1st, his cousin Marv 

Fobes, March 17, 1708; 2d, Oct. 11, 1716, Elizabeth Palmer. 

4. Elizabeth Southworth, b. Sept. 23, 1686; m. Dec. 2, 1703. David 
Little. 

5. Alice Southworth, b. July 14, 1688; m. May 25. 1709, John Cook of 

Tiverton. 

6. Samuel Southworth, b. Dec. 26, 1690; m. Abigail Welles of Conn. 

7. Nathaniel Southworth, b. Oct. 31, 1692; went to Mansfield, Conn.: 

m. Mary Torrev. 
S. Thomas 'Southworth, b. Dec. 13, 1694; m. Feb. 21, 1723, Patience 

Thurston. 
9. Stephen Southworth, b. March 3, 1696; m. Jan. 27, 1725-6, Lydia 
Warren. 
x. Hannah Pabodie, born Oct. 15, 1662; died after 1714. Married, 
Aug. 2. 1683, Samuel Bartlett. son of Benjamin and Sarah , Brews- 
ter) Bartlett. Died 1713. Children, probably born in Duxbury : 

1. Benjamin* Bartlett, b. 1684. 

2. Joseph Bartlett, b. April 22, 1686; m. Lydia Nelson. 

3. Samuel Bartlett, b. 1691; m. Hannah Churchill. 

4. Hannah Bartlett, perhaps the one who ra. Benjamin Arnold. 

5. Iehabo'i Bartlett. 

6. Elizabeth Bartlett. 

7. Lydia Bartlett, 

8. Sarah Bartlett. 

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xi. William Pabodie, born in Duxbury, Nov. 24. 1634. Died in Little 
Compton, Sept. 17, 1744. Married 1st, Judith: 2d, Elizabeth; 3d, 
-widow Marv (Morgan) Starr. Children, born in Little Compton: 

1. Elizabeth* Pabodie, b. April 10, 1008 ; m. Edward Gray. 

2. John Pabodie, b. Feb. 7, 1700; d. Jan. 12, 17G7; in. Rebecca Gray. 

3. William Pabodie, b. Feb. 21, 1702; m. Jerusha Starr, his btq> 

mother's dau. 

4. Rebecca Pabodie, b. Feb. 20, 1704; m. Joseph Fish. 

5. Priscilla Pabodie, b. March 4, 1700; m. Oct. 14, 1733, William 

Wilcox. Intentions of marriage were published -with Gideon 
Southworth, but no marriage followed. 

6. Judith Pabodie, b. June 23, 170S; in. May 21, 1732, Benjamin 

Church. 

7. Mary Pabodie, b. April 4, 1712; m. Nov. 28, 1730, Nathaniel Fish. 

Bv 2d -wife: 

8. Benjamin Pabodie., b. Nov. 25, 1717: d. 1702; m. Abigail Lyon. 
. Lydia Pabodie, born in Duxbury, April 3, 1007; died July 13, 174S, 

in old Killing-worth, Conn., now Clinton; married about 1083, Dan- 
iel Grinnell, son of Daniel and Mary (Wodell) Grinnell, born about 
1008; died 1740. Children, born mostly in Saybrook, Conn. : 

1. Peabody* Grinnell, b. abt. 1084; m. 1st. the 6th April, 1718, Ruth 
Nettleton; 2d, 20 March. 1733, Sarah Barnes. 

2. George Grinnell. b. abt. 1080; m. Mary -. 

3. Mary Grinnell, b. abt. 1088; d. 23 June, 1738.; m. Dec. 21, 1703, 
Robert Lav. 

4. Priscilla Grinnell, b. abt. 1000; d. Jan. 12, 1770; m. 24 Dec. 1700, 
Theophilus Redlield. 

5. Puth Grinnell, probably died before her father. 

6. Elizabeth Grinnell. m. Stevens. 

7. Lydia Grinnell, m. Sept. 25, 1712, Joseph Clarke. 

8. Sarah Grinnell, m. April 20, 1717, Brooks. 

9. Jemima Grinnell, b. 1704-5-0, July 20; m. Abraham Chalker. 

10. Daniel Grinnell. b. July 11, 1707-8; not mentioned in father's will. 

11. Pebecca Grinnell, m. a Donde or Doude. 



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LETTERS OF JONATHAN BOUCHER TO GEORGE 

WASHINGTON. 

Contributed by Worthlsgtox Chauncey Ford, of Washington, D. C. 

The following letters possess more than a personal interest. It 
was an accidental circumstance, a connection with Washington, 
that lent some notoriety to Jonathan Boucher. It is his ideas on 
education that makes these records of permanent interest, for they 
throw some light upon the conceptions of education entertained 
nearly a century and a half ago in Virginia. 

Boucher, tutor, divine and lexicographer, was born at Blencogo, 
a small hamlet in the parish of Bromfield, England, 12 March, 
1738. He received some schooling at Wilton, and towards the 
end of the year 1755, went to Workington, in order to study 
mathematics, under Rev. Mr. Ritson, who, Boucher states in his 
autobiography, of which only extracts have been printed, 'was a 
character, and thought so even in a part of the world that is fruit- 
ful in characters." He must have excelled in mathematics, for as 
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schoolmaster at Workington and minister of a chapel at Clifton, he 
received £40 a year. Yet by taking private pupils he " not only 
brought up his family, but saved a thousand pounds/' 

With him Boucher remained four years. What happened then 
may best be described in his own words. 

" Early in 1759, Mr. James heard that Mr. Younger, a respectable mer- 
chant in Whitehaven, wanted a young man to go out as private tutor to a 
gentleman's sous in Virginia .... I was to enter into pay en the day of 
my leaving England ; to have my passage gratis ; to have my board and 
sixty pounds sterling a year for teaching four boys, with liberty to take four 
more, on such terms as I could agree for, on my arrival .... On the 12th 
of July I landed safe at Urbanna, near the mouth of Rappahannock river; 
and soou after got to the place of my destination, viz., Captain Dixon's, at 
Port Royal, on the same river, and met with a cordial reception.* .... 

Being hospitable as well as wealthy, Captain Dixon's house was much 
resorted to, but chiefly by toddy-drinking company. Port Royal was in- 
habited in a great measure by factors from Scotland and their dependents; 
and the circumjacent country by planters, in general in middling circum- 
stances. There was not a literary man, for aught I could find, nearer than 
in the country I had just left; nor were literary attainments, beyond merely 
reading or writing, at all in vogue or repute. In such society it was little 
likely I should add to my own little stock of learning; in fact, there were 
no longer any inducements .... In all the two years I lived at Port 
Royal I did not form a single friendship on which I can now look back 
with much approbation, though I had a numerous acquaintance and many 
intimacies .... 

I was now once more quite to seek, and as much at a loss as ever as to 
a profession for life. My thoughts had long been withdrawn from the 
church. Yet happily, a train of unforeseen circumstances now led me back 
to this my original bias, and at last made me an ecclesiastic. 

A Mr. Gibernef was rector of Hanover parish ; in King George's Coun- 
ty, and lived across the river, directly opposite to Port Royal .... He was 
now engaged to marry a rich widow in Richmond Connty, and the parish 
there being vacant, and offered to him, it was natural he should aceeDt it. 
All at once, and without the least solicitation on my part, or even thinking 
about it, that which he was about to leave was offered to me. The sud- 
denness of the thing and my deep sense of their kindness, rather than my 
not knowing what else to do with myself, determined me to accept of it. 
I did so, and was to sail for England for Orders the week after .... Cap- 
tain Stanley, of the Christian, promised to give me a passage home and 



at 
a 



* Mr. R. A. Brock, lately librarian of the Virginia Historical Society, tells me tha 
this was doubtless Roger Dixon, who died just before the Revolution. " He was i- 
vestryman of St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania Co., in 1768, and a little later appears 
to have hadpecuniary reverses. In 1770, Thomas 2\elson, Jr., had a claim for aconsidera- 
ble amount due British merchants to collect from him - " 

f Of this "Rev." Isaac William Giberne the commissary wrote in 1766: "His 
mother is a milliner in the city of Westminster. He was hot bred to the church, but 
was sometime a clerk in some office on Tower Hill. He obtained orders and cam; 




ence. . . . 3jLmy of the Laity think him too i'ond of :ards and gaming ibr one. 
of his cloth. He lias removed from one Parish to another two or three times." A 
characteristic letter of his is printed in mj Letters of William Lee, I. 70. 



1898. J Letters of Jonathan Boucher. 59 

back again gratis. T embarked on board the Christian about the middle 
of December, and about the middle of the following month in 17G2, I ar- 
rived in Whitehaven, after a rough and tempestuous passage . . . . 

All the little time I now staid in England was one continued scene of 
bustle and hurry. I went from Whitehaven to London for Ordination, and 
Bishop Osbaldeston being then just come to that see, I was long detained 
and much plagued before I succeeded .... 

It was a remarkable coincidence, though perfectly accidental, that I again 
landed on the 12th of July, and again at Urbanna .... 

An incident now occurred, apparently of no moment, but which, as it 
led to some circumstances of great moment in my little history, I must set 
down. One Sunday, as 1 was riding to my church at Leeds, on the road I 
fell in and joined company with a stranger gentleman. He was from Mary- 
land, of the name of Swift, distantly related to the family of the celebrated 
Dean ; and being a merchant, his errand in mv neighourhood was to secure a 
large debt owing to him which he thought, and not without reason, to be some- 
what hazardous. I was happy enough to point out to him a way of effecting 
his purposes, which might not have occurred to himself, but which happily 
succeeded. On his return, he spoke of my kind offices aud myself with such 
warmth that next spring four of his most respectable neighbours sent four 
boys under my care, and thus began my acquaintance in Maryland .... 

I seemed now to be somewhat in a flourishing way, aud as I was very dili- 
gent aud faithful in my employment, my character was soon established. 
But behold, earlv in August I was seized with a violent fever, from which 
it was thought little less than miraculous that I ever recovered. It was late 
in November before I was able to stir out of my own doors .... During 
this illness my countryman and acquaintance, the Rev. Mr. Dawson, of St. 
Mary's, in Carolina County, had died. Port Royal, where I had formerly 
lived, was in this parish ; and my friends so earnestly solicited me to suc- 
ceed him, that, after some hesitation, I at length consented, but not before 
the people of Hanover, who had so generously chosen me for their minister 
under many disadvantages, also gave me their entire approbation. They 
went so far as to continue my salary a quarter of a year after I left them; 
an instance of generosity which I hope never to forget .... St. Mary's was 
not a pleasant place, neither had it good water; but there was a good house, 
and another old one, which at a little expense might be made such an one as 
I wanted. To this place I removed early in the spring. And now, be- 
sides adding largely to the furniture of the house, I bought stocks of cattle, 
and horses, and slaves. 

But my industry and exertions were extraordinary. I had the care of 
a large parish, and my church was eleven miles distance from me; neither 
had I vet any stock of sermons. My first overseer turned out good for 
nothing, and I soon parted with him. so that all the care of the plantation 
devolved on me; and though it was my first attempt in that way, I made 
a good crop. I had. now also increased my number of boys to nearly thir- 
ty, most of them the sons of persons of the first condition in the colony. 
They all boarded with me, and I wholly superintended them myself, with- 
out any usher, for two years. 

At this glebe of St. Mary's I lived, I believe, seven years. I had a good 
neighbourhood, and many hospitable and friendly neighbours; and I had a 
great turn for plantation improvements, which I indulged to a great extent. 
Yet upon the whole I cannot look back on this period of my life with much 
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as it was very little such a course of life as a literary man should wish to 
lead. And though it was neither wholly unprofitable to myself, nor, I 
trust, wholly useless to others, yet I attained neither of these purposes to 
such a decree as I now think I might have done 

He followed Ritson's example and took pupils, two of whom, 
young Custis, and a Mr, Cafr who afterward married a sister of 
Bouchers wife, went with him to Maryland. It is in regard to 
Custis that these letters were written, but before introducing- them 
a few more sentences may be taken from the autobiography, des- 
criptive of the intellectual condition of the colony. 

On my removal to Annapolis the scene was once more almost quite new 
to me. It was then the genteelest town in North America, and many of 
its inhabitants were highly respectable as to station, fortune, and education. 
I hardly know a town in England so desirable to live in as Annapolis then 
was. It was the seat of government, and the residence of the Governor 
and all the great officers of state, as well as of the most eminent lawyers, 
physicians, and families of opulence and note 

A very handsome theatre was built whilst I stayed there by subscription ; 
and as the church was old and ordinary, and this theatre was built on land 
belonging to the church, I drew up a petition in verse in behalf of the old 
church, which was inserted in the Gazette, and did me credit. And this I 
think was one of the first things that made me to be taken notice of. I 
also wrote some verses on one of the actresses, and a prologue or two. 
And thus, as I was now once more among literary men, my attention was 
once more drawn to literary pursuits, and I became of some note as a wri- 
ter. The Rector of Annapolis is officially chaplain to the Lower House; 
and the salary was but about 10/ currency a session, and even that ill-paid. 
It seemed au indignity to offer or to receive a salary beneath that of the 
door-keeper or mace-bearer; and so I wrote a letter to the assembly in as 
handsome terms as I could, that I would, if they so pleased, serve them for 
nothing, but that, if I was paid at all, I would be paid as a gentleman. 
This transaction also made much talk in the country, gaining me some 
friends and more enemies. 

Three or four social and literary men proposed the institution of a weekly 
club under the title of the Homony Club, of which I was the first presi- 
dent. It was, in fact, the best club in all respects I have ever heard of, as 
the sole object of it was to promote innocent mirth and ingenious humour. 
We had a secretary, and books in which all our proceedings were recorded,* 
and as every member conceived himself bound to contribute some compo- 
sition, either in verse or prose, and we had also many mirthfully ingenious 
debates, our archives soon swelled to two or three folios, replete with much 
miscellaneous wit and fun. I had a great share in its proceedings; audit 
soon grew into such fame that the governor and all the principal people of 
the country ambitiously solicited the honour of being members or honorary 
visitants. It lasted as long as I stayed in Annapolis, and was finally broken 
up only when the troubles began and put an end to everything that was 
pleasant and proper 

At the outbreak of the Revolution Boucher remained loval to the 
king, and was obliged to leave Maryland. Going to England he 

* One or more of these volumes may be seen in the collection of the Pennsylvania 
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received a pension from the crown, and devoted himself to philology. 
He died in 1804. 

It must he admitted that Boucher was, in ability, much above 
the ordinary divine to he found in Virginia at that time. Many 
very peculiar characters were exported from England to lead the, 
souls of the American colonists into the paths of righteousness. If 
we were to lurtp-c the sincerity of the church bv the character of 
some of its exponents and agents to be found in Virginia, the 
result would be discouraging. Like the merchandise sent to 
America, many c: the clergymen might have been called :t colo- 
nials," meaning a quality of article not good enough to be used at 
home, but quite good enough for use in a colony thousands of miles 
away, and where the curing of tobacco was of equal importance with 
curing of souls. Xo scandal ever attached to Boucher. He owned 
and worked slaves, but that has a necessary incident where free 
labor could not exist owing to the prevalence of slavery. He taught 
his slaves, and even made some of them schoolmasters for the rest. 
He was a Tory, but a good part of the wealth and intelligence of 
the colonies remained loval. He loved horse racing, but against 
that may be set his ardent desire for intellectual fellowship, and the 
Homony Club, one of the earliest literary clubs in America. 

Wherever Washington's letters throw light upon those of Boucher 
I have used them. A letter from the President of King's College 
(now Columbia University) is inserted as germane to the subject. 
In every case the letters are printed as the writers wrote them, as 
any revision of text would destroy one of the main reasons for print- 
ing — the illustration of character in the writer. 

Boucher to Washington. * 

Caroline, 13 June, 1768. 
Sir, 

I think myself much obliged to you for the flattering Preference given 
me, in thinking me a proper person to undertake the Direction of mast r 
Custis's Education. And I will not hesitate to confess to you, that it wou'd 
mortify me not a little to be depriv'd of so acceptable an Opportunity of 
obtaining some Credit to mvself; which I flatter myself there wou'd he no 
Danger of, from so promising a youth. Yet am I under a necessity of in- 
forming vou of a Circumstance in my affairs, which may probably lead you 
to look out for another Tutor for your Ward. Preferments in the church 
in Virginia are so extremely scanty, that I have for some time been endea- 
vouring to establish an interest in Maryland, where, I doubt not but vou 
know, the Livings are much better. I happened to be in Annapolis, chiefly 

* On May 30. 1768, "Washington wrote to Boucher asking if he would be willing to 
take Master Custis as a pupil. "He is a boy of good genius, about 14 years of age, 
untainted in his morals <5c of innocent manners. Two years and upwards he has been 
reading of Virgil &z was (at the time Mr. Maegowan Left him) entered upon the Greek 
Testament." Custis was to have a boy and two horses, and provender for the latter. 
" If it is necessary for him to provide a Bed, could one be purchased in your neighbor- 
hood r It would save a long carriage." Washington wrote, " I will cheerfully pay 
Ten or Tvyolve pounds a year, extraordinary, to engage your peculiar care of, & a 
watchful eye to him, as he is a promising boy, the last of his family, & will possess a 
very large Fortune, add to this my anxiety to make him fit for more useful purposes 
than Horse Bacer." The whole letter is in my Writings of Washington, II. 207. 




















































































































































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62 Letters of Jonathan Boucher. [Jan. 

upon this Business, at the Time your Letter reacli'd tliis Place: and the' J 
Lave already met with two Disappointments, yet I have rec' 1 . fresh Prom- 
ises that I shall now soon be provided for. If This happen at all, as I have 
all y e Reason in y world to believe that it will, the Parish I expect is That 
of Annap 8 ., where also I propose to continue superintending the Education 
of a few Boys. 

Now, Sir, it will be necessary for you to consider, whether in Case such 
a change sh d . take Place, it w d . be agreeable to vou that Mast r . Custis shou'd 
accompany me thither: for, otherwise, I can hardly suppose you will think 
it worth his while to come down hither, probably, for a few months only. 
For my Part I cannot help imagining that vou will think Annap 8 . a more 
eligible situation, as it is, I believe, rather more convenient to you, & a post 
Town from whence you might have Letters, if necessary, every Yv T eek to 
Alexandria. But This is a matter on which vou alone ought to judge, & in 
which perhaps it becomes not me to give my Opinion. All I have to add is 
that sli' 1 . you resolve, at all Events, to trust the young Gentleman to my Care, 
either Here or in Maryland, I will exert mv best Endeavours to render 
Plim worthy of Yours, & his Familv's Expectations. And as He is now, 
as vou "iustlv observe, losing Time, wou'd it be amiss to send Him down 
immediately, if it were only upon Tryai, as I presume He has never yet 
been remov'd from under the wing of his Parents: You will then, from his 
own Reports of me & my management of my Pupils, be better able to 
judge of the Propriety of continuing Him with me. And tlio' it be usual 
for Bovs to find their own Beds, in this case, that wou'd be unnecessarv. I 
will furnish Him for the little Time He will have to stav before I know 
what my Destiny is to be. As to Terms, &c, These may be settled here- 
after. All I shall now say of Them is, that from what I have heard of 
Coll°. Washington's character, thev are such as I am well convinced He 
will not think unreasonable. 

I have been under much concern that it was not sooner in mv Power to 

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acknowledge the rec f . of y r . obliging; Letter: this is forwarded by a serv*. 
of Mr. xlddison's, whom I have requested to send it over to Alexandria, by 
w h . Means I hope you will receive it sooner than by Post. 

I am, very respectfully. Sir, 

Y r most Obedient & 

most Hble Serv 1 . 

Joxa d . Boucher, 

Boucher to Washington. 

Caroline, 16 June, 17G8. 
Sir, 

Altho' I have already return'd an Ans r to y r obliging Letter of the 30 th 
ult: by a serv 1 of the Rev' 1 M r Addison's who went from hence a Day or 
two ago, yet as you seem'd desirous to hear from me as soon as possible, & 
as Coll° Lewis now informs me that He can furnish me w th an Opp ty 
directly to your House. I am desirous to convince vou, that I have not been 
inattentive to the Matter of y r Request. In my former L r , I have inform'd 
you of my Expectations of removing shortly to Annap 3 , where I propose 
also to continue to take Care of a few Boys, & have left it to y r self to 
judge whether, in that Case, it wou'd be agreeable to you & Mrs. Wash- 
ington, that Mast 1 ' Curtis sli d accompany me thither, as, unless he shou'd, I 
imagin'd you wou'd hardly think it worth while to send. Him abroad to a 
school, w h may probably be broke up in a very few Months. I added also, 
that sh' 1 you approve of this, I shou'd be glad He might come down hither, 



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in the Manner you have propos'd, immediately; which, I suppose, He may 
easily do, as there will be no Occasion for his making much Preparation; 
since, if I sh d be so unfortunate as to be again disappointed in Maryland, 
& be obliged to remain still where I now am, it will be as Easy for vou 
hereafter to furnish Him w- any thing He may happen to want; and in 
the mean Time, it will be no Inconvenience to me to let Him use one of 
my Beds, Sec. And This is all, or nearly all, I yet have it in my Power 
to give you for Ans r : I sincerely wish the Uncertainty of my present 
Prospects wou'd allow me to speak more positively. 

Ever since I have heard of Mast 1 ' Custis, I have wish'd to call Him one 
of my little Flock; and I am not asham'd to confess to you that, since the 
Rec 1 of y 1 ' Letter, I have wish'd it much more. Engag'd as 1 have now 
been for upwards of seven Years in the Education of Youth, you will own 
it must be mortifvinsr to me to reflect, that I cannot boast of having had 
the Hon r to bring up one Scholar. I have had, 'tis true, Youths, whose 
Fortunes, Inclinations & Capacities all gave me Room for y e most pleasing 
Hopes: yet I know not how it is, no sooner do They arrive at that Period 
of Life when They might be expected more successfully to apply to their 
Studies, than They either marry, or are remov'd from School on some, per- 
haps even still, less justifiable Motive. You. Sir, however, seem so justly 
sensible of y e vast Importance of a good Educa 11 , that I cannot doubt of 
your heartily concurring in every Plan that might be propos'd for y e Advan- 
tage of y r Ward: And what I am more particularly pleased with is, the 
ardent Desire you express for y e Cultiva 11 of his moral, as well as his Intel- 
lectual Powers. I mean, that He may be made a Good, as well as a 
learned Sc sensible Man. That Mast r Custis mav be both is the sincere 
wish of, * Sir, 

Y r most obed 1 & 
most Hble Serv 11 

Jona 11 Boucher. 

Boucher to Washington. 

Caroline, 15 July, 1763. 
Dear Sir, 

I have just Time to put a Cover over The Enclosed & to add to the 
Informa 113 I suppose Mast r Custis himself has given you, that He has 
enjoy'd perfect Health ever since you left Him, except 5 two or three Days 
that He complained of a Pain in his stomach, which I at first took for the 
Cholic, but since think it more likely that it might be owing to Worms. 
As it easily went off by two or three Medicines I gave Him, and as He 
has had no Returns, I did not think it necessary to consult Dr. Mercer ;f 
which however, I shall immediately do, if you desire A. 

You will oblige us by looking into y r Books for a Work of Cicero's, 
De officiis, or his Familiar Epistles — & Livy: & sending Them down by 
y e first opportunity that [offers]. 

Be so obliging to me as to excuse the Shortness of this Letter; it shall 
not be long, ere I will write to vou more fully. The Messenger, who is to 
carry This to y e office, now waits for me. 

I am, very respectfully 
y r most obed 1 Hble Serv 1 
Jona d Boucher. 

* "June 30, 1768. TTent to Mr. Boucher's, dined there, and left Jaekey Custis. 
Returned to Frederick -burg- in the afternoon.'' — Entry in Washington s Diary. 
f Hugh Mercer, of revolutionary memory. 

[To be continued.] 



64 Benefactions to Harvard College. [Jan, 



BENEFACTIONS TO HARVARD COLLEGE LOCATED IN 

CHELSEA, MASS. 

By Walter K. Watkixs, Esq., of Chelsea, Mass. 

Andrew McFarland Davis, Esq., contributed in the Register, Vol. 
4G, pp. 233-244, an interesting list of the exhibitions of Harvard College 
prior to 1800. 

As a citizen of Chelsea, lam interested in the doings of her inhabitants 
in the past, and would wish to add to the information given regarding the few 
bequests by* them to the College in the period covered by Mr. Davis. 

The Elder Penn annuity of £10 in 1G71 was paid to the elders or dea- 
cons of the First Church of Boston for the use of students, and was paid 
by the Sale family of Chelsea up to 1866. 

The sister of James Penn marrying William Townsend, had a son Penn 
Townsend, whose daughter Ann married John Sale. 

On 12 April. 1866, a resolve was passed by the Massachusetts General 
Court allowing the annuity to cease by the sale of the real estate, $600 
being paid the First Church as a release, and that sum invested for the pur- 
pose originally intended. The land in question was Round Top Hill in 
Beachmont now owned by the City of Boston. 

Mr. Davis dees not mention a bequest by a large land owner in Chelsea, 
an original grantee in 1638, John Cogan, a dweller in Boston. 

In June 1652 he gave to Harvard College a marsh of about 53 acres, 
a condition being that if any of his children or grandchildren were students 
they should have the income wmile in college. 

This annuity was enjoyed by the College, from the proceeds of leases, 
until 1832 when the tract was sold to Dr. Edward H. Robbins. 

Another owner and inhabitant of this period, John Newdigate. gave 
11 June, 1650, an annuity of £5 which, after his death, was payable from 
the rents of his farm. 

His son Nathaniel Xewdigate sold the farm subject to this annuity to 
Col. Samuel Shrimpton, who was grandfather of the wife of John Yea- 
mans. 

Her son, Shute Shrimpton Yeamans, bequeathed it to his aunts Mary 
Chauncy, Sarah Greenough and Mehetable Hyslop. 

Their heirs on 15 May, 1844, paid the College $333.33 to be released 
from further payment of the annuity. 

Mr. Davis speaks of the clause in the will of Gov. Richard Bellinfrham in 
regard to the bringing up of four or six students, and of which the College 
never seems to have been benefited. 

This opens up the Bellingham will controversy, which lasted over a cen- 
tury in our courts. The General Court disallowed the will in 1676. and 
though the Rev. Phillips Payson, the Chelsea minister, enjoyed the occu- 
pation of a farm, a part of Bellingham's estate, during the troublous 
times before and during the Revolution, by authority of the town, he 
was dispossessed of the same by the Supreme Court iu 1787, in favor of 
the heirs of the grantee, who purchased from Dr. Samuel Bellingham, who 
contested his father's (the Governor's) will. 



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ABSTRACTS OF ENGLISH WILLS. 

Communicated by Lothrop YVithxn-gtox, Esq., 9 Coptic Street, W. C, Londoc. 

[Continued from Vol. 51, page 29S.] 

Zachary Taylor, Littlebourne, Kent, carpenter. Will 16 Jan'y, 
1637-8. To be buried in Littlebourne church vard. To wife Joan house- 
hold stuff. To daughter Ann Jackson. To daughter Margery. To Ann 
Foster, after decease of her mother, Margery Stanley. To children of 
Thomas Fostall. To daughter Amy. To Richard Fostall &c. 

Archdeaconry of Canterbury, Liber 70, fo. 400. 

George Taylor, Tenterden, Kent, clothier, bound to sea in good ship 

"Constant Reformacon." Will 2 June 1625; proved 8 August 1625. 

Father-in-law (i.e. step father) John Tilden full power to sell lands in 

Frittenden and Stapleburst. To mother Ann Tilden 13s. 4d. Residue to 

brothers Joseph Taylor and William Taylor. Ditto, Liber 65, folio 254. 

[These two wills have a high presidential flavor, with Zachary Taylor, Jack- 
son and Tilden intertwined. Mr. Tiiden's ancestor, Nathaniel, is well known 
to have come from Tenterden. Zachary Taylor of Littlebourne may not be 
very remote from the line of President Taylor. — L. W".] 

John Hale, Much Maplestead, Essex, yeoman. Will 27 Jan'y, 1595-6 ; 
proved 2 April, 1596. To pore of Much Maplestead 20s ; of Tesling- 
thorpe, ditto. To Edmund Barker, George Barker, Ann Barker, Peter Bark- 
er, Alice Barker, and William Barker, sonnes and daughters of my daughter 
Elizabeth Barker, wife of Hughe Barker, 40s each at 21 years of age. To 
daughter Dorothy, wife of John Coo, crofte called Hiefield, &c. To wife 
Alice, executrix, all goods, cattells, plate, &c. Witnesses : William 
Raine, George Greene, William Harrington. 

Commissary for Essex and Herts, Register " Grove," fo. 32. 

Alice Hale, Much Maplested, Essex, widow. Will 27 April, 1601 ; 
proved 26 August, 1601. To pore 10s. To sister Katherine Reade 15s. 
To sister Anne Ward 15s. To Thomas Hale, John Hale, Anne Hale, and 
Mary Hale, children of Thomas Hale, my sonne, 20s each. To Thomas 
Hale, John Hale, Joane Hale, Alice Hale, Anne Hale, Martha Hale, and. 
Elizabeth Hale, children of sonne John Plale, 20s each. To William 
Hale and Samuel Hale, children of sonne William Hale, 20s each. To 
Thomas Coe, William Coe, Margaret Coe, Dorothie Coe, Anne Coe, and 
Mary Coe, children of my daughter Dorothie Coe, 20s each. To Barnaby 
Barker, son of my daughter Elizabeth Barker, 40s. To John Barker, 
Edward Barker, George Barker, Peter Barker. William Barker, Anne 
Barker, and Alice Barker, children of said P^iizabeth, my daughter, late 
deceased. 10s each. To Ann Stronge and Katherine Stronge, daughters 
of my daughter Jane Stronge deceased, 20s each. To daughter Dorothie 
Coe, wife of John Coe, £10. To servant Philip Buntinge 10s. Residue 
to sonnes Thomas Hale, John Hale, William Hale, and Peter Hale. Son 
John Hale executor. Witnesses: James Gibson, William Blyihe, John 
Greene. John Frebon. 

Consistory of London, Register " Sperin," fo. 24. 









































































































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[The Connecticut flavor of Strong and Coo, and the name of Anne Ward, strike 
me. The above are very likely the grandparents of Thomas Hale of Newbury. 
The surmise of the late Hon. Roberts. Hale (Register, Oct! 1881) that Joseph 
Carter was Thomas Hale's only connection in New England (to let alone 
"America'*) seems to rue very ill grounded. The Newbury pioneers were all 
interwoven in blood, and Thomas Hale was probably connected with many of his 
neighbors in Newbury, Oldtown and Rowley. The Doles and Hales have lived side 
by side there to this day. and "Richard Dole's mother, Joan Hale, wt-.s doubtless 
among Thomas Hale's many near connections, as well as Thomas Barker of 
Rowley. We mav probably add Samuel Hale of Wethersfield and William Hale 
of Billerica.— L. TV.] 

Robert Parker, Romford, Essex, yeoman. Will 30 Nov. 1590; proved 

25 Nov. 1591. To wife Agues house I bought of Christopher Bryce, situate 

and being at Buleerica (i.e. Billerica). To son John all my free and coppie 

hold lauds lying in. great Bursted ami Bulerica, John to pay to three sons, 

Robert Parker, Stephen Parker, and Jacob Parker £10 a year at 21 years. 

Wife and son John executors. As I owe mv neighbor John Webster £10, 

he shall have twelve acres of Rye as security. 

Archdeaconry of Essex. Register ''Stephen," fo. 1C. 

[This will may eventually assist in clearing up the long obscurity about the 
origin of Rev. Robert Parker, the famous Puritan, as the places mentioned are 
parishes from which came some of the comrades of Rev. Robert's only son Tho- 
mas to New England. It is very puzzling to detatch the Essex-Suffolk threads in 
the Ipswich-Newbury settlement from the Wilts-Hants woof, crossed occasional- 
ly by a West country streak. Luckily there is little Midland and North of England 
stock to complicate matters in the very earliest families. Those elements 
came in later on. — L. W.] 

William Coffin, East Hurne, parish of Christchurche, county of South- 
[arnpton], yeoman. Will 11 Sept. 1G09 ; no endorsement of proof, and 
act book is lost, if ever kept, but the inventory was taken 10 Oct., 1609, 
by William Lokyer, Mathusala Deane, and Bartholinew Gibbs, the amount 
being £408-l5s-10d. To be buried in churchyard of Christchurch. To 
parish church 6s 8d. To repairing Hurne bridge 1 chilver shepe.* To 
godchildren 4d each. To wiffe Marie Coffin dowrie of £10 a year and 
diett, lodging, &c. and a young Blacke Ambling mare of 3 years old. To 
Elizabeth Pick a cowe, two heffers, and ten shepe, half purr aud half chil- 
vers. To Elian Collins ten shepe, half purr and half chilvers, two heffers. &c. 
To son Giles Coffin bedstede, &c. To daughter Alice Pittwine a chilver 
shepe. To daughter Alice Cappenter's three children, Alice Collins. Eliza- 
beth Collins, and tomsyn Collins, one heller bullocke of two years old. 
To Richard Picks three children, Stephen, Eliam, and Elizabeth, three 
chilver shepe. To son John Collin's three daughters six chilver shepe. 
To William Coffin, son of John Coffin, a heifer bullocke. To James Cof- 
fin, son of Giles Coffin, ditto. To Jone Coffin, daughter of Giles Coffin, 
one chilver shepe. To Robert Coffin's two sons, William Coffin and 
Robert Coffin, six shepe. To Marie Coffin, daughter of Robert Coffin, two 
shepe. To my servant William Gewitt a heifer bullock of one year old. 
To Jone Coffin, daughter unto Robert Coffin, one chilver shene. To sonne 
Robert all the Bricke in one of mv olde houses. Rest to sonnes John and 
Robert, executors. Overseers : Mathewsaly Deane and Nicholas Coffin. 
Witnesses: Richard Ricke [Picke], Luke fferrant, Bartholemew Gibbs, 
with others. Archdeaconry of Winchester, file for 1609. 

* A chilver sheep, in Dorsetshire and probably in some of the adjoining counties, is 
a female iamb. It retains its name until it is one year old, but no longer. See articles 
on ptcr and chilver in the London Notes and Queries, 6th series, vol. 5, pp. 88, 176 and 
215. — Wm. B. Trask. 



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[Beyond the fact that all Coffin wills of the period are most interesting to 
New England genealogists, the mention of Nicholas Coffin as overseer suggests 
the contemporaneous Nicholas (who died in 1613), grandfather of Tristram 
Collin, the emigrant. The other overseer, Methuselah Deane, souudeth puritani- 
cal.— L. W.] 

Thomas Savord, Godshill [Isle of Wight], will undated, but testator 
" being sieke"; proved 13 April, 1581. To be buried in churchyard of 
Godshill. To mother church of Winton 2d. To daughter Alice two ewes. 
Ditto to sonn William and daughter Ann. Rest to wife Jedie \i. e. Edith], 
executor. Overseers. Thomas Kingsmill and William Jeffrv. Witnesses, 
John Fallick, sen., John Jacob, with others. Inventory £9 17s. 4d. 

Archdeaconry of Winchester, Register 2. 

Ede Sefford [docketed as " Edjtha "]. Will 12 April, 1581; proved 
1 Auo;. 1581. To be buried in churchyard of Godshill. To the mother 
church of Wiutou 2d. To sonn William two ewe sheepe in there wooll, 
brass pott, kittell, coffer platter, little kive, and vnto Johan his wife 1 2d. 
To daughter Alice two ewe shepe in ther wool], two kittells, two pay re of 
shetts, a blanket, a tubb, my best frocke, my best peticoat, and a wastcote. 
To Elizabeth Curie, daughter of llenrie Curie, a lamb. To Jane and 
Edith Denton, daughters of Richard Denton, Gd a pece. Rest to daughter 
Ann executrix. To Alice Baker 12d. Overseers, Thomas Kingsmill and 
William Jeffry. Witnesses, William Mervell, John Wright. Inventory 
£7. lis. 3d. Ditto. 

[I. have also the will of Timothy Saffold or Safford of Essex, mentioning a 
daughter Rebecca. This is interesting in connection with the fact that Thomas 
Safford of Ipswich, Massachusetts, had a granddaughter Rebecca Safford, who 
married Nathan Wheeler, one of the founders of Byrield, and whose grand- 
daughter, Rebecca Wheeler, was mother of Dr. Nathan Noyes of Newburyport. 
my great-grandfather. Rebecca Wheeler's sister Elizabeth was grandmother 
to Capt. Abijah Garrison of Newburyport, father of William Lloyd Garrison. 
However, the above wills are. to my mind, those of the progenitors of Thomas 
Safford, the emigrant. It has always been surprising to me that the late Mr. 
Nathaniel Foster Safford, although a director of the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society, so long keenly interested in genealogical matters, and 
who contributed many important items to Essex County research, never made 
any more headway with his own line. Possibly he was early discouraged with 
the lamentable state of the first Ipswich records of both church and town. 
Even as late as the notice of Mr. Safford in the Register for January, 1803, 
the maiden name of his ancestress Sarah, wife of John Safford, Thomas's sou. 
seems to have been unknown. As will be presently seen, her name is most 
important in identifying the English line of the Saffords and her own family, 
the Lowes. The county records at Salem easily disclose Sarah (Lowe) 
Safford's identity."— L. W.I 

Walter Lowe, Shorwell, Isle of Wight, Countv of South 1 . Will 24 
Sept., 1578f proved 30 April, 1579. To be buried in Shorwell church- 
yard. To wife Ann is best bed. Sec. To John Lowe, eldest sou of my son 
Henry Lowe, three sheepe, &c. and to his yonger brother Thomas Lowe 
the two other shepe. To said John Lowe the cubbard in the hall, one 
hefier. &c. Rest to wife Annis and sonne Henry Lowe, executors. Super- 
visors brother-in-law Thomas Dapernell and neighbor John Terrell. In- 
ventory, £16. 15s. Archdeaconry of Winchester, Register, 2. 

[This is, probably, the ancestor of Thomas Lowe, the pioneer of Chebacco, 
now Essex, but then part of Ipswich, Massachusetts, and possibly of John 
Lowe and other New England lines. Sarah, daughter of Thomas Lowe, married 
John, son of Thomas Safford, and in the early gene rations the New Englanders 
were apt to marry among their country folk in the mother land. The "Saffords 
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68 Abstracts of .English Wills. [Jan. 

Henrte Jaques, Hullavinton, Wilts. Will 2 June 1G01; proved 
1601. To sonnes Thomas Jaques and Peter Jaques and daughter Ellenor 
Clarke a busshel of vvlieate each. To George Jaques, Ellenor Jaques, and 
John Jaques, children of sonne Thomas, to Katherine Jaques, daughter of 
sonne Peter, to Margaret Clarke, daughter of sonne-in-law William Clarke, 
and to Edith Jaques and Ann Jaques, daughters of sonne Robert, all a 
lambe each. Pest to sonne Robert Jaques, executor, requesting my wife 
Maude Jaques to lett sonne Robert occupie my Tenament and yeard lands 
for her maintenance of meat Drinks, cloth, &c. Witnesses: John More, 
vicar, William Jenkins, Giles Punter. 

Archdeaconry of Wiltshire, Register A, fo. 156. 

Richard Jaques, Grittleton, Wilts., clarke. Nuncupative will, January, 
1052-3, leaving all to wife Grace, executrix. Witnesses: Mary Hill, 
Elizabeth White, Mary Ware. Brent, 144. 

[The rector of Grittleton matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 163.8, as 
18 years old and son of Richard Jaques of Rodborne, Wilts. Henry Jaques was 
probably the grandfather of Henry Jaques who came to Newbury, Massachu- 
setts, in 1640, with Benjamin Woodbridge, at the invitation, it is supposed, of 
Benjamin's elder brother John. Henry Jaques's next neighbor in Newbury, 
George Little, is said to have come at the same time on the same invitation. 
Henry Jaques's eldest son, Henry of Woodbridge, New Jersey, is the ancestor 
of the Jaques family of that state, while his younger children have numerous 
descendants in New England. His grandson, Richard Jaques, planted the famous 
elm of Newbury, celebrated by Miss Gould, Dr. Holmes, and others, and still 
slowly dying in front of the old Jaques homestead, lately occupied in part by 
the Newburyport philanthropist, Miss Anna Jaques. The name of Richard was, 
as it still is, persistent in the Jaques family, there being several other Oxonians 
and clergymen of the name in the Grittleton rector's time, and Richard is found 
as a name in the family of Sir John Jaques, long established in St. Christopher 
le-Stocks, London, now the site of the Bank of England. — L. W.] 

Olyver Withixgton, of the Vniuersitie of Oxford, Doctor of Phisieke. 
Will 2 Jan'y, 1588-9; proved 20 Nov. 1590. To be buried in St. Peter's 
in the East, Oxford. To said church 10s. To my parish church 6s. 8d. 
To wife Susan best silver cupp, salt, dozen spoons, and all her apparell and 
Jewells. To sonne Edward lease of farme at Loner Witnam and cowe 
meadowe without South gate, lease of my dwelling at Oxford, with tables, 
cupbordes, forms, trucklebed in my bedchamber, &c, best gilt goblets. &c. 
To sonne Olyuer two tenements in Mary Magdalen parish in suburbs of 
Oxford bought of Richard Clarke and wife, also lease of one-half the fearme 
of Walton, St. Giles's parish, and tithes in feilds belonging to St. John's 
Collerlge. To sonne Richarde two tenements in Cumnocke, Wilts., and 
four closes called " Egrowes," paying £3 vearlv to Brasenose College. 
To sonne William fearme of " Cropreadie " lately in tenure of John 
Newberry. To sonne Francis fearme of " Swyrisyll " and Walchmon's 
meadowe and meadowe in Henxen's meadow (except two bamrnes between 
Ryuer of Thames and Christ Church meadowe). To daughters Anne and 
Elizabeth £100 each at 20 years of age or at marriage. If children by 
wife Susan die, others to inherit, &c. To Principal! fellowes and students 
of Brazenose College £3 to make gfawdies with all the dav of my buriall. 
To John Kerseley of Westhaghton, Lancashire, 40s., and to Margaret his 
sister 20s. To every almes man in hospital of Ewelme 2s. Gd., and the 
schoolmaster there 10s. To my godchildren 2s. 6d. each. To every ser- 
vante black cote for buriall and half a year wages. Beside said mourning, 
the like for my wife and children, and to mother Barnard, Mr. Leach and 



1808.] Gen. Francis A. Walker. 

his wife, a black gown each) and to sone-in-lawe Mr. Robert Parratt a 
gowne so they will use them at my buriall. Wife Susan, while widow, to 
have profits of lands given to children had by her, but if she marry not to 
have either house in Oxford or custody of children. Wife Susan also to 
procure cancelling of bond for £200 to her father and her brother Mr. 
Daniel Bernard, late deceased, or else all Jewells, &c. to sonne Edward. If 
executor or administrator of Mr. Thomas Barnard or Mr. Daniel Barnard 
molest my executor for the £200 the same to be saved out of lauds be- 
queathed to children by Susan. Executor, eldest sonne Edward. Over- 
seers, Mr. Principall of Brasermose. Mr. William Leach, and sonne-in-law 
Mr. Robert Parratt. Witnesses, Richard Dod, Thomas Singleton. Codi- 
cil, 9 Nov. 1590. Whereas I Olyver Withington, doctor of physicke, of 
the Yniversitie of Oxford, have not provided for my youngest sonne Nicho- 
las Withington, to said Nicholas house at Whateley where widow Kersey 
dwells, lease of Ihasenose hammes and Mr. Parrett's hammes, notwith- 
standing any former bequest or grant, and £20. Witnesses, Thomas Sin- 
gleton, Myles Leigh, John Bernarde, Edward Withington. 

Drury, 75. 

[Dr. Withington was father of Richard Withington, the demi of Magdalen, 
whose will "was given in the July Register, p. 2!.>8. This will shows the Barnard 
pedigree in the Oxford Visitation, published by the Harleian Society, to be a 
tissue of errors and omissions. Dr. Withington is called " Witherington"' in 
the Visitation and is called "of Lancashire." Dick Whittiugton might just as 
"well have been denominated " of Gloucestershire " after his famous third term 
of office. Dr. Withington "was certainly brought up and lived most of his life 
in Oxford City, and may have been son of Richard Withington, mayor there in 
1567. The doctor was M.A. in 1555, proctor of the university in 1561 and M.D. 
in 1569. The Visitation which gives his second wife as " Sara " instead of 
Susan, makes no mention of her brother Daniel Barnard. The doctor's first 
"wife was Katharine Briclgeman, a niece of Sir Thomas White, founder of St. 
John's College. Most of the doctor's children were of some note. Francis was 
canon of Southwell and Oliver was vicar of Nottingham. — L. W.] 



GEN. FRANCIS A. WALKER, LL.D. 

By Rev. Silva>ts Hayward, A.M., of Southbridge, Mass. 

General Francis Amasa Walker, A.M., Ph.D., LL.D., was born in 
Boston, Mass., July 2, 1840, and died there January 5, 1897. His father 
was Hon. Amasa W r alker, LL.D., who held the office of Secretary of 
State in Massachusetts from 1851 to lb53, and who was lectnrer on Polit- 
ical Economy at Oberlin and Amherst, and author of the " Science of 
Wealth," a book marked with scholarship and profound thought. His 
mother was Hannah, daughter of Stephen Ambrose of Concord, New 
Hampshire, a woman remarkable for a rare combination of Puritanic 
strength of character with refined literarv taste. His first American an- 
cestor was Captain Samuel Walker of Lynn, Ma»s., who came to this 
country about 1630, and was actively prominent in affairs of Church and 
State. The ancestral line is as follows: Francis Amasa, 8 Hon. Amasa/ 
Deacon W r aher 6 and Priscilla Charpeittier (of French Huguenot stock), 
Captain Phineas 5 and Susanna Hyde, Nathaniel 4 and Submit Lrewer, 
John 3 and , Samuel 2 and Sarah Reed, Samuel 1 . 






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Francis Amasa Walker began the study of Latin at the age of seven, 
and entered Amherst College at fifteen. Losing one year on account of 
weakness of the eyes, lie graduated in 18G0, having received prizes for 
composition and extempore speaking. He then entered the law office of 
Devens & Hoar at Worcester, but a few days after attaining his majority, 
enlisted under Colonel Devens, as Sergeant Major in the Fifteenth Massa- 
chusetts Regiment of Volunteers. Enthusiastic in military service and 
"almost fiercely loyal" he performed his duties with such faithful efficiency 
and marked personal bravery, that he was rapidly promoted till he became 
Adjutant General of the Second Corps under General Hancock, who said, 
" Colonel Walker is the best Adjutant General that I ever knew." He 
took part in many battles, notably at Fredericksburg, and Chancellors- 
ville where he was severely wounded, and in the campaigns of the Wilder- 
ness, and the siege of Petersburg. At Ream's Station, while carrying 
dispatches in the evening, he was captured and confined in Libby prison 
six weeks. Broken health compelled him to retire from the army early in 
1865, having won the high encomiums of his superior officers, with the 
brevet title of Brigadier General, conferred on request of General Hancock. 

After a few mouths rest at his father's home in North Brookfield, he taught 
Latin and Greek at Williston Seminary for two years, was assistant editor of 
the Springfield Republican for one year, when he was placed by President 
Grant at the head of the Bureau of Statistics in Washington. His eminent 
fitness for the position led to his appointment as Superintendent of the Census 
of 1870, in which work at this time and again in 1880, he surpassed all his 
predecessors in the world's history. In 1871 he was Indian Commissioner, 
but after one year accepted the professorship of History and Political Econ- 
omy in the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale, where he remained eight years, 
having been Lecturer at Johns Hopkins for two years of that time. He 
subsequently lectured for three years at Harvard. In 1878 he published 
44 Money," probably his most important book, -'referred to by English 
economists as first of its kind." He was Chief of the Bureau of Awards 
at the Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia, and represented the United 
States in the International Monetary Conference at Paris in 1878. 

In 1881 he became President of the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, where he accomplished his most important work, elevating a small 
technical school to a great Scientific University famous throughout the 
land. Honored and beloved by his associate teachers, he inspired the 
students with admiration and respect. They believed in him not only as a 
great man of immense resources, but as a personal friend. Though he had 
little to do directly in the class-room, he knew them individually, and for 
them his office door was every day ajar, and his kindly advice and assist- 
ance were always ready. 

Stricken with apoplexy, he died without a moment's warning, undoubt- 
edly the victim of overwork. The death of very few men could have 
brought so much sorrow throughout the civilized world. City and national 
officials, and learned societies at home and abroad, vied with each other to 
do him honor. The London Times said, "The death of the American 
economist, General Walker, will be regretted in this country almost as 
much as in the United States." 

Besides "Money" already mentioned, General Walker published some 
twelve or fifteen books, statistical, historical, financial and economic; among 
the more important of which are the " History of the Second Army Corps," 
" Principles of Political Economy," and " International Bimetalism." As 



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a writer his style is eminently fitted to the subjects of which he treats, 
— clear, positive, concise, indicative of profound and exact thinking per- 
meated with strong practical common sense. Affiliating with the Demo- 
cratic party on the subjects of tariff and finance, his discussions are always 
fair-minded and unpartisan, and he was annoyed to indignation to be repre- 
sented as sympathizing with the "free silver craze of '96." Senator Hoar 
says: "The country has lost its ablest and most famous authority in the 
department of economy, science relating to money, the currency, and 
kindred topics. General Walker had a clear head and a scientific tempera- 
ment, which enabled him to deal with great questions without heat or 
passion, and in the light of clear reason. It is better to have such a man 
as Walker even to differ with, than some men who discuss questions to 
agree with." Hon. Carroll D. Wright savs: "General Walker never 
winced. He faced his foe with pen as fearlessly as he would armed with a 
gun. So honorable a fighter was he, and so pleasing was his personality, 
that when he withdrew from the contest his enemv invariablv became his 
friend/' 

Few better illustrations of heredity can be found than in General Walker. 
The family for generations has been distinguished for strong character and 
independence of thought and action. His father aud uncle were leading 
abolitionists, aud among the founders of the Republican party. His boy- 
hood home at North Brookfield was a well-known station of the"" under- 
ground railroad." From his Huguenot grandmother came apparently his 
remarkable versatilitv, together with his special taste for the exact sciences. 
From mother and grandmother alike he inherited that dignity and charm of 
manner which fascinated all who knew him, so that one savs: " He was the 
most lovable man I ever knew." From his father came his capacious and 
retentive memory, fearlessness of action and great genius for details, while 
from both sides he inherited a sturdy Puritan strictness in all questions of 
honor and integrity. 

Tireless activity characterized his whole life. What was said of him 
in Boston might almost be said of the whole country: " There was no 
department of life that did not feel the inspiration of his noble thought, 
and the touch of his firm hand." The man himself is always greater than 
his work, and it is noticeable that all the eulogies which come from acquaint- 
ances of General Walker are pervaded with a sense of "deep personal 
bereavement." One of the best types of the true " American gentleman," 
he was much sought for in the social and literary life of Boston. Dis- 
tinguished among the distinguished members of the famous Saturday Club, 
he had been for ten years President of the Saint Botolph Club, and for 
fifteen years member of the Wednesday Evening Club of 1777, 

Always modest and unassuming, unselfishly seeking to serve his country 
and mankind, he was "fairly loaded" with unsought honors. In his owu 
city and state he was continually called to important posts. He was a 
member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Societv and of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, President of the Massachusetts Military 
Historical Society, Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Managers at 
the World's Fair, eight years member of the Massachusetts Board of Edu- 
cation, three years member of the School Board of Boston, Presideut of 
the Society of Arts and Trustee of the Art Museum, six years Chairman 
of the Massachusetts Topographical Survey Commission, four years 
member of the Park Commission, and Trustee of the Public Library. He 
was President of the American Statistical Association from 1882 till his 






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death, also seven } r ears President of the American Economic Association, 
Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences, also of the Amer- 
ican Society for the Promotion of Profit Sharing. He was Honorary 
Member and " President Adjoint " of the International Statistical Asso- 
ciation, Honorary Member of the Royal Statistical Society of England, 
Correspondent of the Central Statistical Commission of Belgium, Corres- 
ponding Member of the British Association for the Advancement of 
Science, an officer of the French Legion of Honor, and Correspondent 
of the Institute of France. For his Statistical Atlas of the United States 
in 1875, lie received a medal of the first class from the International Geo- 
graphical Congress of Paris. 

He received the Ph.D. from his alma mater, also from Yale and Halle. 
Amherst conferred also the LL.D., which was repeated in turn by Yale, 
Harvard, Saint Andrews, Dublin and Edinburgh Universities. 

August 1G, 18 65, General Walker married Exeue E., daughter of Timothy 
Stoughton, Esq., of Gill, Mass., who survives him with seven children and 
two grandchildren. Their son Francis has recently been appointed Professor 
of Political and Social Science at Colorado College, and has the degree of 
Ph.D. from Columbia. 



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MOORE GENEALOGY. 

Comirmnicated by Johx S. Sargent, of Chicago, 111. 

John 1 Moore was in Sudbury in 16-12, and in September of the same 
year he bought of Edmund Lice a house and laud situated in the east part 
of the town, in the southerly part of what is now the town of Wayland. 
He took the oath of fidelitv at Sudbury Julv 9. 1615, and the same vear 
bought of John Stone a dwelling house and house lot, and all other lands 
and meadows belonging to Stone by virtue of his right in the beginning of 
the plantation of Sudbury. He subscribed to the covenant of Lancaster 
it nth £ rst m0i 1653," and fortv acres of land were laid out in his name, in 
the first grant of lots (1653, 30 tD 9 m°.")> 

John Moore was a prominent citizen, and a prosperous farmer and land 
owner. His will is dated the 25th of August, 1668, and was allowed the 
7th of April, 167-1. In it he mentions wife Elizabeth, sons John, William, 
Jacob, Joseph and Benjamin, and daughter Elizabeth, wife of Henry Rice, 
Mary, wife of Daniel Stone, and Lydia, wife of James Cutler; and ap- 
points Pev. Edmund Brown, Lt. Edmond Goodnow, and Mr. Thomas Ste- 
vens, overseers of the will. His signature to the will was John More. 
The name was written variously, More, Moor and Moore, and is derived 
from the Gaelic, from Mor; meaning great, chief, tall, mighty. Children 
of John (perhaps not in their order of birth) : 

i. Elizabeth, in. Henry Rice, 
ii. Mary, in. Sept. 8, 1661, Richard Ward (drowned in Sudbury River, 

March 31, 1666) ; m. 2d, Dea. David Stone. 
iii. Lydia, b. June 21. 1613; m. in 1661, Samue 7 Wright (d. same year) ; 

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2. iv. JOHN, m. Nov. 16, 1054, Ann Smith (dan. of John), signed the Cove- 

nant of Lancaster, 13 : 2 mo. 1654, and d. in 1702, leaving a widow 
Mary. His wife Ann died March 10, 1670-1. 
v. "William. 

3. vi. Jacob, b. April 28, 1645; in. May 29, 1607, Elizabeth Loker, and d. 

Feb. 17, 1690. 
vii. Joseph, b. in 1647; m. Lydia Hayward. — 
viii. Benjamin. 

2. John 2 Moore had children: 

i. Mary, b. in 1655. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. in 1657. 
iii. Lydia, b. in 1660. 
iv. John, b. in 1662. 
v. Joseph, b. in 1664. 
vi. Ann, b. in 1666. 
vii. Jonathan, b. in 1669. 
viii. Maria, b. March 10, 1670-1; a. March 10, 1670-1. 

The sons John and Jonathan lived to old age, and at one time kept 
a garrison house at Wataqnadock Hill. 

3. Jacob 2 Moore had children: 

i. Jacob, b. in 166S. 

4. ii. Richard, b. Sept. 12, 1671; m. Mary Collins of Middletdwn, Conn. 

(d. July 12, 1760). Eemoved from Sudbury to Oxford in 1711, and 
d. Nov. 19, 1767. He was called Captain, was town clerk, treas- 
urer, representative, and one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace. 

iii. John, b. in 1673: m. Abigail . He was great-grandfather of 

Major William Moore, who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 4, 1675. 

5. v. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 21, 1678: m. Grace Rice of Sudbury, and d. Nov. 

25, 1671. He was the third settler in the third permanent settle- 
ment of Worcester (1715-16). 
vi. Hannah, b. July 18, 16S0. 
vii. Sarah, b. July 28, 1682; d. yonng. 
viii. Sarah, b. Nov. 3, 1684. 
ix. Daniel, b. April 13, 1687. 
x. Samuel, b. in 1689. 

4. Richard 3 Moore had children: 

i. Sybilla, b. Sept. 2, 1694 : m. Ebenezer Chamberlain. 
ii. Abigail, b. May 23, 1696. 
iii. Collins, b. Oct. 7, 169S; m. May 2, 1722, Bathsheba Wood. 

6. iv. Isaac, b. June 11, 1700: m. in 1723, Hannah Newhali (b. Jan. 29, 1706 ; 

dau. of Thomas). He settled at Tacnic Hills. Worcester, and held 
several town offices from 1724 to 1766. 
v. Elijah, b. March 14, 1702; rn. Dorothy Larned. 
vi. Susannah, b. Dec. 26, 1704. 
vii. Abijah, b. Dec. 22, 1705. 
viii. Richard, b. Jan. 10, 1708; m. Mary Larned. 
ix. Mary, b. May 15, 1710. 

5. Nathaniel 3 Moore had child : 

i. Nathaniel, b. in 1715; m. Mehitable , and d. July 19, 1811, 

without issue. 

6. Isaac 4 Moore had children : 

i. Hannah, b. March 31, 1725; m. Lieut. John Mower, and d. Sept. 24, 
1784. 

7. ii. Thomas, b. May 1, 1727 ; m. April 24, 1747, Ruth Nichols (b. in 1721 -, 

d. Nov. 7, 1765; dau. of Joshua and Ruth (Green) Nichols), re- 
sided in Brookfield, and d. Jan. 6, 1807. 

iii. David, b. Oct. 21, 1729; m. Oct. 15, 1755, Elenor Rice (d. Oct. 1, 
1791) ; and d. Feb. 25, 1794. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Jan. 10, 1732. 

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v. SAMUEL, ), ,,„_- ,-o- 

vi. Fhebe, }b.May5,173«. 

vii. John, \, x 9q .-«,, 
viii. Phebe, J b,:scn - 2S ' 1<38 ' 

ix. Isaac, b. March 11, 1741. 

x. Mary, b. May 9, 1743. 

xi. Sarah, b. Nov. 9, 1745. 
xii. Susannah, b. March 22, 1749. 

7. Thomas 5 Moore had children: 

i. Abigail, b. March 9, 1748; m. Dec. 5, 1770, Samuel Wood, 
ii. Ruth, b. Nov. 3, 1749; m. April 27, 17G8, John Stevens. 

8. iii. Thomas, b. April 12, 1751 ; in. July 26, 1770, Rebecca Harrington of 

North Brookfield (b. Jan. 26, 1753: d. March 30, 1818): dau. of 
George and Rebecca (Allen) Harrington: and d. at Cumnnngton, 
June 12, 1842. He marched with the " Rangers " from Brookfield, 
under Capt. John Wolcott. on the 19th of April, 1775, and was at 
the battles of White Plain and Rhode Island, being in service two 
years and seven months. He became a lieutenant and received a 
pension. 

iv. Polly, ■ ; m. — Slayton. 

v. Mary, b. Sept. IS, 1755; m. May 30, 1777, Reuben Slayton. 
vi. Hannah, b. Dec. 29, 1757: m. May 14, 1786. John Parks. 
vii. Catherine, b. Jan. 7, 1761; m. June 12, 1784, Jacob Harrington. 
viii. Tripiiena, b. Dec. 8, 1762; m. (pub. Nov. 19, 1777) Aaron Reed. 
ix. Isaac, "> , «; „ .„. / m. Miriam J. Pickard. 
x. Joshua, r b '^ ov •°' 1<b0 5 \. m . Howe. 

8. Thomas 6 Moore had children: 

9. i. TnOMAS, b. July 15, 1771; m. March 1, 1798, Elizabeth Vaughn, of 

Greenwich, R. I. (b. Nov. 20, 1775: d. Aug. 6, 1853) ; and d. May 

10, 1861. Pie was a physician at Chesterfield. 
ii. Axtiphus Holland, b. Oct. 7, 1776; m. Sarah Kendall and d. Dec. 

31, 1856. 
iii. Polly, b. Oct. 4, 1779; in. Jeremiah Kinne. 

iv. Ruth, b. March 5, 17S2: m. Lyman Kendall and d. Dec. 27, 1813. 
v. Welcome, b. May 4, 1786; m. Susanna Robinson. 
vi. Joshua, b. in 1788; d. June 10, 1794. 
vii. Amos, b. Oct. 4, 1791; m. Cynthia Dorr, 
viii. Rebecca, b. Aug. 1, 1794; d". Feb. 16, 1795. 
ix. Lucy H., b. May 11, 1796; m. Aaron Bigelow and d. Oct. 2, 1378. 

9. Thomas 7 Moore had children: 

i. Joshua, b. Nov. 8, 1798; m. in 1828, Eliza Johnson, and d. May 15, 
1845. 

10. ii. Thomas Paine, b. June 3, 1800: m. Nov. 1831, Abby Wheaton of War- 

reu, R. I. (b. Peb. 7, 1811; d. Nov. 30, 1860; dau. of Nathaniel 

M.) ; and d. July 26, 1859. He was a prominent physician in War- 
ren, 
iii. Daniel, b. Dec. 23, 1801; d. Aug. 18, 1836. 
iv. Benjamin Franklin, b. Feb. 14, 1803: and d. Feb. 17, 1803. 
v. Alexander Pope. b. April 23, 1804; m. Nov. 1831, Mary Easton, and 

d. April 22, 1836. 
vi. Lydia J., b. Julv 14, 1806; m. April 27, 1337, John L. Hanchette, and 

d. July 15, 1876. 
vii. Mary M., b. May 31, 1808; m. Nov. 1831, John C. Williams, and d. 

Dec. 4, 1860. 
viii. Benjamin Franklin, b. March 22, 1810; m. Susanna Michel, and d. 

Oct, 15, 1830. 
ix. Fortius, b. March 18, 1812; m. in 1832, Harrison Leonard, and d. in 

1891. 
x. Marcus, b. April 29, 1814; m. in 1843, Amelia Sherwood, 
xi. Don Lorenzo, b. April 29, 1816 : m. in 1840, Sarah Gay, and d. Sept. 

28, 1865. 
xii. Isaac Perry, b. Jan. 4, 1819 ; m. in 1842, Elrnira Wright, and d» May 

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xiii. Elizabeth Vaughn, b. Mav 15, 1821; ra. Aug. 28, 1818, John R. 
Case, and d. July 27, 189*2. 

10. Thomas Paine 8 Moore had children: 

i. Nathan W., b. Nov. 30, 1832. 
ii. Mary E., b. Sept, 26, 1834; ra. Jan. 13, 1863, John B. Daniels. 

iii. Abby Francbs, ; d. young. 

iv. Thomas Alexander, b. April, 1812; d. Dec. 31, 1802. He enlisted in 
1861, in the 19th Illinois Regiment, and was killed at the battle of 
Stone River, Tennessee. 
v. Walter EL, b. Dec. 18, 1841; m. Jan. 28, 1875, Julie L. Adriance. 

He is Dean of the Cathedral Church of St. John, Quincy, III. 
vi. A. Frances, m. Sept. 9, 1869, John S. Sargent. 
vii. Charles E., b. Oct. 5, 1818. 
viii. Jeannie M., b. in 1850; d. Dec. 1861. 
ix. Lucia W., b. Aug. 9, 1853; ra. June 2, 1881, Eugene M.. Dnnbar. 



NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

The Brunswick Stanwoops. — In Babson's History, quoted by Mrs. Ellen 
Dunlap Hopkins, in her article of October, 1896, Philip Stainwood of Glou- 
cester is said to have married in 1651, but the town records say " Philip and 
wife Jane" had a son John — the second child — " born last of the last mo. 
1652." Also, according to Babson, he was selectman in 1667. The town 
records show by two entries that he was selectman in 1658. Job, John and 
Samuel are given by her as the sons of Philip, 2 son of the original settler. 
According to the town records of Gloucester the children of Philip 2 and " Eas- 
ter " were : 

i. Ester, b. Sept. 2, 1681. 
ii. Phillep, b. Dec. 16, 1685. 

d. 10 of 11 mo., 1685. 
iii. Mary, b. Jnne 3, 1687. 
iv. Phillep, 3 b. March 10, 1690. 
v. David, b. February 11, 1695. 
vi. John, b. March 13, 1698; d. March 5, 1718. 
vii. Hannah, b. February 7, 1703. 
viii. Abigail, b. November 11, 1705. 
Philip 2 died on Sept. 21, 1728. 

4. Philip 3 {Philip,- Philip 1 ) had two of the sons credited to Philip, 2 with, 
others. 

The Gloucester Records give as the children of Philip 3 and Sarah. Harraden, 
whom he married, Dec. 18. 1718 : 
i. Sarah, b. June 28, 1720. 
d. July 13, 1720. 
ii. John, b. Aug. 23, 1721. 
d. Feb. 16, 1723. 
iii. Sarah, b. Feb. 12, 1725. 

iv. Job, b. Feb. 11, 1727, who married Hannah Byles and Martha Brad- 
street, and went to Mt. Desert. 
v. Elizabeth, b. May 30, 1729. 
vi. Zebulon, b. Aug. 28, 1731. 
Sarah, wife of Philip, 2 died in 1732, and he married Lydia Mogridge in 1736. 
The children of this marriage were : 

vii. Bexjamin, b. November 17, 1736. 
viii. Esther, b. Dec. 9, 1738. 
ix. John, b. May 31, 1711. 
x. Abraham, b. January 8, 1713-4. 
I can find no authority in the Gloucester Records for saying that the original 
settler, Philip, had a son Lawrence. 
JBrookline, Mass. Ethel Stanwood Bolton. 



76 JS T oles and Queries. [Jan. 

Morttmoke, alias Tanner, and Hatherlt. — In looking over Worthy's 
"Devonshire Wills" (London, 1896), I happened upon the following abstract 
of a will which helps to throw some light on the English ancestry of Timothy 
Hatherly of Scituate. On pages 253-4 I find : 

" 16.37. The last will of Elinor Mortimore. otherwise Tanner, of Freming- 
ton, widow. She desires to be buried in the parish churchyard, just by the 
chancel door, near to the ' sepulchre' of her husband William Mortimore, alia3 
Tanner, and leaves 10s to the poor of the parish. Mentions sons Matthew and 
Henry Mortimore, alias Tanner, and daughter Elinor Friend; also son Tymothy 
Hatherley and daughter Eylin Hanver." 

This will was proved the 30th August. 1G37. In her husband's will, proved 
the 12th September, 1015, I rind no mention of any " Hatherley*' or " Hanver,'' 
and this lends color to the surmise that the two mentioned above were her chil- 
dren by a former marriage. Nicholas Mortymer, in his will, proved the 11th 
December. 1G13 (page 252), leaves " to Elizabeth Hatherleigh my second beste 
dublett and jerkyn, my best wastcoatt, and one canvas shirt:" and "to John 
Hatherleigh my best hatt." I give these last items for what they are worth, 

Mr. Henry E. "Waters, to whom I showed the first will, said that he had no 
doubt that Timothy Hatherly and his sister, Eglin Hanford, of Scituate. were 
the persous mentioned. Eglin Hanford came with two daughters in the 
Planter, in 1G35. Another daughter. Lettice, seems to have arrived earlier, for 
she married Edward Foster, of Scituate, the 8th April of the same year. 
Timothy Hatherly, though married twice, left no children. 

I hope that the above may lead to some further investigations. If not, it 
may still prove of some interest to the numerous descendants of Edward Fos- 
ter. 

Jo Oxford Street, Cambridge. F. Apthorp Foster. 



"Nash — Sampson — Soule. — In Winsor's History of Duxbury, p. 301, is the 
statement that Abraham Sampson — the first Abraham — married a daughter of 
Lieut. Samuel Nash. Having last spring occasion to look up something con- 
nected with the Sampson family, I sought verification for the statement in the 
will of Samuel Nash, and what was my surprise to find mention of his two 
"grandsons (Samuel Sampson's two sons) Samuel and Ichabod," his two 
grand-daughters Elizabeth "DillanO" and Mary Howland, and his daughter 
Martha Clarke. His daughter Martha to be executrix and his two friends 
Thomas "Dillino" and John Soule to be "overseers." (Old Colony Court 
Orders, Vol. 4, part 2, p. 112.) 

Samuel Sampson was killed in Philip's War, and a reference to the Old Colony 
Records shows that in 167S his widow Esther Sampson married John Soule, 
thus proving positively that the wife of John Soule 2 , son of George Soule of the 
Mayflower, was Esther Nash, daughter of Lieut. Samuel Nash, and not "Esther 
de la Noye '' as has been so long conjectured. Susan Augusta Smith, 

North Pembroke, Mass. Genealogist. 



Otis.— In the Otis Genealogy, published in vols. 1-5, the following is given : 
Stephen Otis, born 30 Sept. 1738. son of James and Sarah (Tudor) Otis, grand- 
sou of Judge Joseph and Dorothy (Thomas) Otis, great-grandson of John and 
Mary (Jacob) Otis, married Lucy Chandler of Duxbury, Mass., in 1672. They 
lived at Colchester, Conn., where their eleven children were born. He took the 
oath of fidelity 1781, and the freeman's oath 17>2. He was in the old French 
war under Gen. Putuam, was stationed at Fort Stanwix, and was at the raking 
of Montreal. He was also a soldier in the Revolutionary war and saw the burn- 
ing of New London. He died at Halifax, Vt., 1832, aged 93 years, 51 days. 

This statement was made only sixteen years after his death, so there must 
have been some foundation on which it rested: but I cannot find the oiiicial 
record, although letters have been sent to the adjutant-generals of Connecticut, 
Massachusetts and Vermont. No Revolutionary soldier should be allowed to 
have his military service questioned by any of his descendants. Can the Reg- 
ister give me any assistance? (Miss) Frank E. Buttles. 

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Some Deaths recorded at Saco, Maine, 17G5 to 1803 : — I send a copy of 
a list of deaths I found in a memorandum book that was used by Rev. John 
Fairfield (the first minister of Pepperrellboro'), from the year of his graduation 
at Harvard, 1757, until into this century. 

The "wife of whom he speaks was his second wife, his first being Mary Good- 
win, the widow of Foxwell Curtis Cutts, Esq., of Berwick, Me. His third 
wife was Elizabeth, the widow of his cousin Dr. Fairfield. 

"An acct of the Deaths of my wife Martha Buggies Family who was the 
Daughter of my Aunt Joannah White the Wife of Capt Joseph Kuggles of Rox- 
bury who afterwards married old Mr Noah Perrin of Roxbury — as taken fr. 
Mr Benj a Feltons Bible who married the Daugh r of Aunt Perrin, Joanna was 
Daugh r of Uncle Buggies she havs no children by Perrin. Viz — 17G5 Benj 
Feltou husband of Joanna Buggies afterwards Liverraore IE abt 57. 

1767 Sept r 9 lh Lucy Wife of ~Stutson Hatter of Watertown 2E abt. 35. 

17G7 May 7. Joanna the Widow of Benj a Felton of Watertown married to 
Sam Livermore Esq r of Waltham & died Sept 5 th the same year. 

1767 : Sept 1 5 Joanna the wife of Major Livermore Waltham the widow of 
Benj a Felton JE 47.— 

17-8 Aug 4 2-1. Joanna the widow of Noah Perrin who was the widow of Capt. 
Joseph Buggies both of Roxbury & the mother of Martha Fairfield formerly 
Buggies 2E 77. Ann 1778 

1779 June 7. Elizabeth Perrin JE 26 — 

17S0 Jan? 6 th Major Nath 1 Buggies JE 50.— 

1781. Api 4. Joseph Perrin IE 32 

July 7 th 1792 Susannah Wife of Joseph Jackson JE G4 — 

1793 May 3 d Joseph Jackson 

1S03 Jan? 5, Martha Wife of Rev d Jno Fairfield the youngest Child of Widow 
Perrin by Capt Jo Buggies JE abt 00 of Consump n 

Saco, Maine. Benjamin N. Goodale. 



Perkins. — I found the enclosed on our Probate Records after the Waterbury 
History was printed. Titus Perkins was not of Waterbury, and I think per- 
haps was from Massachusetts. In any event, I thought you might like to have 
it: — "At a Court of Probate, holden at Waterbury, Conn. January 20, 1796, 
Joseph Hopkins, Esq. Judge, Epha Warner of Waterbury was appointed 
administrator on the estate of Titus Perkins, a soldier in Capt. Joseph Thomas's 
company in Col. Ju° Lamb's Reg c of artilery in the late Continental army, Dec'd, 
and became bound as the law directs." This is all that appears on record. 

Waterbury, Conn. K. A. Prictiard. 



Dr. James Jerauld, from France, settled in Medfield prior to 1733. Died Oct. 
25, 1760. Dr. James Jerauld, second nephew of above, was adopted as a son, 
and educated by him. An eminent man. Died 28 March, 1802, aged nearly 80. 
See Dr. Ebenezer Alden's address before the Norfolk Medical Societv, May 10, 
1853. 

Bangor, Me. J. W. Porter. 



Death of James Gray, Dealer in Books. — The following notice in "The 
Boston News-Letter," April 16, 1705, is of interest as showing the demand for 
literature in New England at that early period. Judging from the specimens 
of the publications that have come down to the present time, they were for the 
most part books of a religious character, though occasionally a poem or an his- 
torical work is seeu among them : 

" Ox Thursday last Dyed at Boston, James Gray, That used to go up and down 
the Country Selling of Books, who left some considerable Estate behind him; 
and 'tis cotidently affirmed that he made a Will, which he left in some honest 
persons hand, with some other Papers, which have not yet been found : And 
any person in Town or Country who have said Will or Papers, are desired to 
bring them into the Office of Probate in Boston." 

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Pratt.— Statements on page G3 of the work issued in Boston in 18S9, relating 
to the descendants from Mathew Pratt, of Weymouth, Mass., are not correct as 
regards (VI.) Matthew, son of (V.) Matthew, of Braintree, Mass. 

I have the family records of that period, in the handwriting of (V.) Matthew, 
and subsequent records, which quite disprove the statement there made of rela- 
tionship with Matthew Pratt, of Braintree, Vt. Although the latter may have 
been descendant from the Mathew Pratt who is recorded as being of Weymouth 
in 1623, he certainly was not a son of (V.) Matthew Pratt, of Braintree, Mass., 
whose son of that name, born 21 Nov., 1769, died 22 June, 1776. Another son, 
born 18 Aug., 1780, was also named Matthew, and he died 18 Nov., 1847, in the 
State of New York, where he had long resided and had several children. 

51 West 58th St., Xew York City. F. A. Castle. 



Marriages in Berwick, Maine. — The late Rev. Ephraim Williams Allen, born 
inNewburyport, Mass., Oct. 9, 1813, died at Newark, N. J., May 17, 189G (see 
Congregational Year Book for 1897, page 14), had in his possession, as he 
wrote in August, 1895, from 32 Halsey St., Brooklyn, N. Y., a little manuscript 
book of marriages from 1745 to 1828 in old Berwick, Maine. The marriages 
numbered -±98. 



Queries. 

Covert, Wright. Knapp, Munson, Barnes. — Information is desired con- 
cerning the ancestry of the following named persons : — : 

1. Elisha Covert, of Cortlandt Manor, Dutchess Co., New York. His will was 
proved July 14, 1801 ; in it he mentions his seven daughters. In 1775 he proba- 
bly lived in the northeast precinct of " Nine Partners." He was one of the 
executors of the will of Nicholas Budd, dated Aug. 17, 1772. Was his wife a 
Budd? and was he a descendant of Tennis Jans Covert, who came from Hol- 
land in 1650, and settled at New York? If so, what was his line of descent? 

2. Daniel Wright, of Yorktown, Westchester Co., New York, where he was 
living in 1751. He belonged to a Quaker family. His wife was Rachel, daugh- 
ter of Daniel Horton and Esther Lane. 

3. Isaiah Knapp, probably of Connecticut, or one of the east-Hudsou counties 
of New York. He married prior to 1763, Prudence Scorield, of Stamford, Conn. 
It is said that he was related, to Uzzal Knapp, one of Washington's body guard, 
who is buried at Newburgh, New York. 

4. Eunice Munson, or Monson. She was born Oct. 19. 1754, and died Dec. 11, 
1807. She married Timothy Barnes, Jr., of Litchfield, Conn. 

5. Timothy Barns, or Barnes, of Branford. Conn. He married Dec. 6, 1733, 
Phebe Barnes, of New Haven. (Branford Town Records.) 

Sheffield, Pennsylvania. Byron Barnes Horton. 



Barnard. — 1. Elizabeth Barnard, born about 1738, sister of Capt. John Bar- 
nard, Jr., of Hartford, Conn., married John Lewis, of South Farms, Litchfield, 
Conn. She m. 2d, after 1790, as his second wife, Thomas Waugh, of Litchfield ; 
he was b. 1727, and m. 1st, Rosina Watson, by whom he had eight children ; she 
died hug. 4, 1789; he d. Feb. 24, 1801. Mrs." Elizabeth Barnard Lewis Waugh, 
d. Sept. 22, 1807. 

There was a John Lewis, of Litchfield, son of Gershom Lewis, b. 1735, d. 
1758, whose brother Ozias m. 1773, Lucy Bigelow, dau. of Daniel Bigelow, 
Jr. (cousin of Jonathan Bigelow, whose daughter Haunah in. Capt. John Bar- 
nard, Jr.). 

There was a John Lewis, b. June 16, 1734, son of Samuel Lewis and Mary 
Taiutor. of Colchester, Conn., later of Kent, Conn., from which place the line 
of travel to South Farms is across Washington; the Washington records give 
the marriage of Thomas Waugh, of Litchfield, and Rosina Watson, April 11, 
1754. 

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2. Lucy Barnard, sister of above, b. about 1748, m. James Adams, of South 

Farms, by whom she had issue. She m. 2d, about 1780, Olds, of 

Litchfield^?) as his second wife, " both quite old when married"; she d. Sept. 
16, 1807. They had one child, Benjamin Olds, b. 1789, who weut to Newark, 
New Jersey, at an early age, and died there in 1881. 

Wanted, — Name and parentage of above Mr. Olds, of Litchfield, and any data 
of his first marriage: also parentage of James Adams, names of children, and 
address of auy descendant or relative. Frank Barnard King. 

Albany, iV. T. 



Bigelow. — Jonathan Bigelow, of Hartford, Conn., born 1714 (brother of 
Lieut. Timothy Bigelow, who married Abigail Olcott), m. Tabitha Coleman. 

He had sons, Jonathan, b. . and Thomas, b. 173G, and six daughters 

mentioned in will, June 5, 1778, but names not given. One of these daugh- 
ters was Hannah, b. Aug. 4, 1738, m. Dec. 2, 1757, Capt. John Barnard, Jr., of 
Hartford, Rev. Array Third Conn. Line; he was b. Dec. 25, 1732, d. Dec. 28, 
1813; she d. March 12, 1800. Another daughter, Martha, b. 1752, m. 1st, Fred- 
eric Stanley, of Hartford; he was b. 1752, and d. Jan. 7, 1795. She m. 2d, Jan. 
11, 1S02, Capt. John Barnard, Jr. (above). Was a third daughter Eunice? b. 
at Hartford, 1744, d. 1810, m. Daniel Olcott, of Hartford, b. 1741, d. 1820, son 
of Jonathan Olcott. His brother Jouath.au Olcott, Jr., m. Anne Bigelow, dau. 
of Lieut. Timothy Bigelow (above). Who were the other daughters? 

Albany, N. Y. Frank Barnard King. 



Livingston, Greene, Turner. — The undersigned, who is completing a book 
entitled "The Signers of the Declaration of Independence: Their Ancestors 
and Descendants," is desirous of obtaining information upon the following 
points, to wit : 

Who were the parents of Anne Temple Greene, of Boston, who married, 
Dec. 16, 1834, Abraham Henry Livingston, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y.? When and 
where was she born? 

Who were the parents of Rebecca J. Turner, of Boston, who married, in 
Boston, about August, 1S20, Dr. Walter H. Livingston, U. S. A.? What was 
her middle name? What is the exact date of her marriage? When and where 
was she born? When and where did she die? She had a son who died young. 
What was his name? When and where was he born, and where and when did 
he die? Any information or clues upon the above points, or any one or more of 
them, will be gratefully received by the undersigned. 

254 South 23d St., Philadelphia, Pa. Frank Willing Leach. 



David Nutting and James Platt. — Who were the parents of Captaiu David 
Nutting, a Revolutionary officer, and where and when was he born? He was 
living in Bennington, Vt., in 1781, as his eldest child was born during that year. 

His wife's name was Tamar : can any one inform me if this was Tamar 

Warner, aunt of Seth Warner and widow of Remember Baker? She was living 
in Bennington at that time, and I think it very likely that David Nutting mar- 
ried some one in that town. He afterwards removed to Berkshire, Vt., and in 
1797 was the first Town Clerk. 

Where in Connecticut in 1776 was James Platt born, son of John Platt and 

Sarah ? Sarah died, and John Platt had by his second wife (name 

unknown), Levi, Homer, Malora, Ophelia and Aphia. This could not be the 
John Platt who married Sarah Lockwood in Nonvalk, as that was in 1G95. I 
would also like to ascertain birthplace of John Platt. F. M. Brando. 

128 West 35th St., JYeio York. 



Van Dyck and Strang. — Wanted, names of the children of Richard Van Dyck 
and Elizabeth Strang, his wife; married about 1740. Elizabeth was a daughter 
of Henry and Elizabeth Kissam Strang, of Rye, N. Y. Richard Van Dyck was 
a merchant in New York city. O. H. Mason. 

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Bates and Hull. — John- Bates, who was born in Chelmsford, Mass., Dec. 

22, 1668, m. Deborah . Can any one tell me her family name, and the 

place and date of her birth, marriage and death? 

Joseph* Hull, of Derby, Conn., who was b. May 28, 1694, m. in 1725 Sarah 

. Can any one tell me her family name, and the place and date of her 

birth, marriage and death. 

Note. — The history of Derby records that she was the daughter of Deacon 
Daniel Bennett. This is not correct. Sarah Bennett m. in 1769, Joseph Hull, 6 
the fourth of the name, and they were the parents of Commodore Isaac Hull. 

47 Cypress St., Brookline, Mass. Charles F. Read. 



Roe and Ware. — Wanted, information of the ancestry of Benjamin Roe and 
Mary Ware, who were married in Newburgh, New York, July, 1782. Benjamin 
descended from John Roe of Lens; Island. 0. H. Mason. 

446 Marshall St., Milwaukee, Wis. 



Martha's Vineyard. — Having been engaged for sometime in collecting 
materials for a history of Martha's Vineyard, which I hope to be able to bring 
to the press, I shall be obliged if any one possessing, or knowing of the 
existence of, original documents bearing on this subject, will bring the same to 
my attention. Letters addressed to me at Vineyard Haven, Mass. (my home), 
or No. 2 B Street S.E., Washington, D. C, will reach me. 

Charles Edw. Banks, M.D. 



Eldridge. — Information wanted concerning the ancestry of William Eldriclge 
(Eldred) of Harwich, Mass. He married March 20, 1718, Thankful Crow ell, of 
Yarmouth, Mass., and died ;i at great age" in April, 1782. 

622 Sutter St., San Francisco, Cat John R. Eldridge, M.D. 



Green. — The Family of the Printers. Arc there extant any of the papers, or 
account books, or Family Bibles of Samuel Green (1615-1702), the printer of the 
Eliot Bible, of Bartholomew Green (1666-1732). his son, the official printer of 
Massachusetts, or of Timothy Green (1679-1757), the official printer of Con- 
necticut? 

There is good reason to suppose that nine children of Samuel Green (1615- 
1702) by his second wife were alive in the early part of 1731, although but four 
at the utmost are given in the Records in 1707. I am endeavoring to find out 
what became of all his children, by both his first and second wives. 

My examination would seem to show that, beside the printer Greens, who 
are well known to have claimed descent from Samuel, Isaiah L. Green (1761- 
1841) H. C. 1781, M. C. 1805-9, 1811-3, was a descendant. 

Norwalk, Ct. Orrando Perry Dexter. 



Hutchinson. — What was the name of Mary , the wife of Joseph Hutch- 
inson? Joseph was born 1690. Northampton; married about 1718; lived in 
Lebanon and Hebron, Conn.; died 1732. Mary , born 1688-9; died 1759. 

New York City. Cary T. Hutchinson. 



Joshua Purrington of Scarboro had daughter Mary, baptized 1746. Whom 
did she marry? Joshua was presumably the son of Joshua of Epping, N. II., 
formerly of Haverhill. Was he the Joshua in the Port Royal expedition, 1710? 
See Colonial War Society's publication, 1896. Eben Putnam. 

Danvers. 



Chapman and Hodge. — Wanted, names of the parents of Lydia Chapman, 
who married Ephraim Welles, of Colchester, Conn.. Feb. 2, 1727. 

Also the maiden name of Sarah, wife of Samuel Hodge, of Glastonbury, Conn. ; 
Samuel Hodge was born Oct. 4, 1686, and died May 8, 1761. When was he 
married? O. J. Hodge. 

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Rev. John Alden of Providence, lately deceased, quotes the following : 
" There were present at Gov. Josiah Winslow's 'funeral the venerable John 
Alden oc Priscilla on his arm,' in 1630." 

Where did he find this? Mrs. Charles L. Alden. 

David Little of Scituate, son of Ephraim and Mary (Sturtevant) Little, 
married in Little Compton, R. I., "Dec. 2, 1703, Elizabeth Southworth. She 
was alive in 1719. His will, dated 12 Feb. 1750. speaks of wife Abigail, sons 
Ephraim, David, Nathaniel: dans. Eliz. Otis, Mary Cudworth and Mercy Little. 
Son Barnabas Little, executor. I would like to know how many of these chil- 
dren belong to the first wife. Who was the second wife? Who was the hus- 
band of Mary Cudworth? Also the husband of Mercy Little? I would like their 
families. Mrs. Charles L. Aldex. 

Troy, X. T. 



Sarah Hooker, dan. of Rev. Thomas Hooker, married Rev. John 2 Wilson 
(Rev. John 1 ) of Medfield. A daughter married Capt. Josiah Torrey. What was 
her name? Who were his parents? What family did they have? Their daugh- 
ter Mary married Nathaniel 3 Southworth (Wm. Constant), and they went to 
Mansfield after spending a short time in Bristol where he was a "ship wright." 

Mrs. Charles L. Alden. 



Miscellaneous Queries No. I. : — 

1. Lumpkin. — Name and lineage of Taraesin, wife of William Lumpkin of 

Yarmouth. Pie died 1668. 

2. EhJ.reclge. — Name, lineage, and children of wife of Elisha Eldredge (El- 

dred), sen. He died in WelMeet, Oct. 14, 1730. 

3. Mulford. — Name and lineage of Hannah, wife of Thomas Mulford, sen.. 

of Eastham. She died Feb. 10, 1718. 

4. Joyce. — Name and lineage of Dorothy, wife of John Joyce. He died at 

Yarmouth 1666. Nathaniel Basset married his daughter Mary or Dor- 
ens (which?). 

5. Basset. — Name and lineage of the wife of William Basset, sen., of Ply- 

mouth and Duxbury. He died 1667. 

6. Smith.— Name and lineage of Ralph Smith of Hingham and Eastham. He 

died 16S5. Was Grace, his relict, mother of his son Samuel? 

7. Lothrop. — Name and liueage of wife of Rev. John Lothrop, of Scituate 

and Barnstable, the mother of his children. 

8. Howland. — Name and lineage of Abigail, wife of Zoeth Howiand. He- 

was killed by Indians March 21, 1676. 

9. Hinckley. — Name and liueage of wife of Samuel Hinckley. He came in 

the Hercules 1634. 

10. Hinckley. — Name and lineage of Marv, wife of Capt. Ichabod Hinckley. 

She died in Tolland Jan. 8, 1709. 

11. Kendall. — Name and lineage of Rebecca, wife of Dea. Thomas Kendall of 

Reading. 

12. Pierce. — Name and lineage of Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Pierce of Charles- 

town. He died 1666. 

13. Cole. — Name and lineage of Arrold, wife of Ryce Cole of Charlestown. 

He died 1646. 

14. Holt. — Name and lineage of Elizabeth, wife of Nicholas Holt, sen., of An- 

dover, Mass. He died 16S5. 

15. French.— Who was John French of Topsfield. 1667-1707? Adminstration 

on his estate was granted to his eldest son John, 25 Aug. 1707. Whom 
did he marry T aud when, and where? Zoeth S. Eldredge. 

Bohemian Ciub y San Francisco, Cal. 



Miscellaneous Queries No. II. : — 

Bichardson. — Amos, born March 5, 1728, of Coventry (Jonathan. 3 Stephen, 2 
Amos 1 of Boston. 1640), had children: Nathan. Lemuel, Capt. Amos, Jona- 
than, Stephen, Humphrey, Justus, Zebulon aud Louis. Which of these was 

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the father of Martin, Charles, Ezekiel, Mason and Ezekiel (brothers)? Martiu 
lived in Windham, Ct. ; born 1773; married Lavinia (Vina), daughter of Hum- 
phrey and Violet (Hawkins) Taylor, of Coventry, (married March 27, 1766) and 
owned a liue of stages. Estate probated at New Haven. These brothers 
had cousins: Weltliea, born 1786, North Coventry; married Brewster; Chloe, 
married Spofford in Mansfield, and Flavel. "Who was their father? Have a 
large list of grandchildren of Amos of Coventry (above), but none of these 
names appear. 

Paine-Durkee. — (Major) Robert Durkee of Canterbury, Ct., married Hitty 
(Mehitable?) Paine, born about 1730. "Who were their parents? 

Ewing- Sullivan. — -Rev. Wm. Ewiug, born about 1785; married Eleanor Sulli- 
van ; were in Philadelphia after removing to Somers, Ct. He was a graduate at 
Edinburgh. His wife born in Dublin. Son Joshua married Lavinia (daughter 
of Robert) Durkee of Canterbury. Who were their parents? 

Brown- Russell. — Jonathan Brown, b. about 1715, Brimtield, Mass.: married 
Abigail Russell. He was one of Revolutionary Committee appointed to pro- 
hibit use of tea in town. Who were their parents? 

Nichols- Merrick. — In April number of Register, page 207, you note Thomas 
Myrick born Dec. 12. 1718, son of Stephen and Deborah (Snow), married Han- 
nah Hopkins. Is this the Mrs. Hannah Merrick who married Jabez Nichols, son 
of William and Sarah (Mighili) N. ? If not, who was she? Jabez was from 
Brimfield. 

Meriden, Ct. F. L. Hamilton. 

Miscellaneous Queries No. III. : — 

Asa Stodder. — " Bricklayer " of Boston-, born 1741, 7 April, Hingham : died 
17S5, 9 April, Boston ; married 1765, 2f Nov., at Boston, by Andrew Eliot to 
Mary Slater. She died 1787. 5 May"; Boston, and is. supposed to have been a 
daughter of Samuel and Mary (Wilder) Slader of Hingham. though of this 
there is no positive evidence. Light as to her ancestry is desired. 

Nathaniel Parker. — '"Victualler" of Roxbury, married 1756, 1 Jan., Roxbury, 
to Hannah Chamberlain, born 1732, 12 Oct., Roxbury ; died 1813, May. He 
died 1764, 15 Jan.. Hollistou, and body was brought to Roxbury for burial. 
Who were his parents? 

Would like correspondence with any one familiar with Shorey and Fall gene- 
alogy of Berwick, Me. 

Boston, Mass. Howard Redwood Guild. 



Miscellaneous Queries No. IV. : — 

1. Hall.— The maiden name of Mary, wife of Ralph Hall of Exeter, who 
was born in England, a 1619. Also the maiden name of his mother. 

2. Hill. — The parents of Frances Hill who married Robert 1 Burnham, who re- 
moved from Boston to Dover, N. H., by 1657; and the parents of his sou's 
wife, Jeremiah 2 Burnham. Had Jeremiah 2 Bnrnham a daughter named Sarah. 
who was baptized June 30, 1716, at Durham. N. H.? 

3. Nutter. — The maiden name and parentage of Ann, wife of Hatevil Nutter 

of Dover, N. H. His grand>-on, John 2 Wingate, married Ann . Wanted, 

her parentage. 

4. Goddard. — The parents of Welthea, wife of John 1 Goddard, and who 
married 2d Simmons. Miss A. Hayes. 

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Miscellaneous Queries No. V. : — 

1. Harden. — Rebecca Harden, who married Samuel Noyes, Jr., of Abingtou, 
in 1736, was the daughter of John Harden, of " Little Comfort." Who was her 
mother? John appears to have been a sou of John Harden, of Braintree, Who 
died in 1718. Who were the parents of the elder John Harden and of his wife, 
Hannah? 

2. Heath. — Who were the parents of Abigail Heath, of Tolland, Conn., who 
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3. Willson. — Who were the parents of Guile Willson, who m. Rath Ward, of 
Belchertown, in 1780? lie d. May 1, 1829, aged 71. 

4. Stevens.— Who were the parents of Katherine Stevens, of Taunton, who ra. 
Jan. 5, 1669-70, Thomas Dean? 

5. Pratt. — Who were the parents of Mehitable Pratt, who m. Jonathan Shaw. 
Jr., of Middleboro', and d. in 1712? C. L. Shaw. 

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Reflies. 

A Problem of New England Genealogy (ante, vol. 39j p. 78).— The facts 
adduced by Mr. Waters and Mrs. Troup have thrown so much doubt upon the 
conclusion given on p. 70 of Vol. 39 of the Register, as the result of the facts 
there stated by me, that, although I do not yet acknowledge that conclusion 
disproved, as Mr. Appleton does, I have most carefully examined the facts 
there given, to see whether any other solution is possible. 1 think ail the facts 
have the most ample proof behind them, except those stated in the parenthesis 
about Anthony Wilson; these were taken directly from Savage, and I cannot 
say that he who first stated them is much to be blamed, but they can be proved 
only so far as follows : 

John Brandish died in 1639. leaving a widow Rachel and five children, all 
girls except the third child, a boy; it would appear that on Aug. 5, 1042, the 
widow married Anthony Wilson : that the daughter Bethiah, was about sixteen. 
April 2G, 1654: that after she was eighteen and before the daughter Posthume 
was. so probably in 1655-7, the Brandish property was divided between Mary. 
wife of Francis Purely, John Brandish (afterwards Representative from Rye). 
Bethiah Brandish and Posthume Brandish; from which it would follow that 
the widow and one of the elder daughters was then dead. 

Thomas Bulkeiey died in 105s, and his widow afterwards became widow of 
Anthony Wilson. She made a will in 1677; from this will it is plain she was 
not the mother of Anthony Wilson's child. Anthony Wilson had an only child. 
Sarah; she married Joseph Rowland (born about 1647) and their first child was 
born about 1*377, I think. We find but one daughter of hers, named Elizabeth. 

I have also again carefully examined Anthony Wilson's will (or rather what 
is left of its record"). Two things appear : he ignores his Brundish stepchild- 
ren, aud is very affectionate towards the Hills; one would naturally say they 
were blood relatives of his. If it can be proved they were not, I will not hesi- 
tate to say that Anthony Wilson married, probabh in 1655-7. Elizabeth, younger 
daughter of William and Sarah (Jordan) Hill, had by her his daughter Sarah, 
and then immediately lost his wife; perhaps I am near proving it. Possibly 
this is the wife's grandchild, concerning whom Edmund Greenleaf complains. 
in his will that he spent money on it without reimbursement. 

If this solution is correct, there are two problems (one solved) instead of 
one, since there will be no longer any reason to suppose the Wilsons came from 
the same part of England as the Hills. 

In Anthony Wilson's inventory there occurs childbed linen. Perhaps that 
might be taken as an argument that his daughter was quite young when he 
died. O. P. Dexter. 



SouTitwoRTH (vol. 51, p. 496t. — In answer to Mary L. T. Alden, in October 
number — Edward Southworth. the pilgrim, was in Leyden in 1611 and 1613, so 
could not have been the Edward in Nottinghamshire in 1614. There are some 
mistakes in the line given in Winsor's history of Duxbury. Sir John — not Sir 
Thomas — married Ellen, daughter of Richard Langton. Christopher's son was 
not named Richard, but Edward who m. Jane Lloyd. Edward who m. Alice 
Carpenter probably came from Sir John, who m. Ellen Langton through his 
son and heir Sir Thomas who m. Margery Boteler. his grandson Sir John, who 
m. Mary Asheton, and his great-grandson Thomas who m. Rosamond Lister. 
and was father to Thomas and Edward who went to Leyden. The baronetcy 
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[Some years before his death, Mr. Horatio Gates Somerby informed me that 
the pedigree of Southworth in Winsor's Dnxbury was not printed as he fur- 
nished it to the family. He did furnish a pedigree, but some one altered 
it before printing. In the pedigree furnished he did. not connect the Plymouth 
settlers with it. I presume that Mr. Somerby's cenealogical papers, which were 
left to the Massachusetts Historical Society, will show what he did furnish the 
South-worth family. He complained of other clients who, in printing matter 
furnished by him. had made him responsible for mistakes he never made. 
Mr. Somerby died at London. Nov. 14, 1872, in his 67th year. See sketch in the 
Register, vol. 28, pp. 340-342. — John Ward Dean.] 



Mercy, Mary, &c. — On page 225 of Vol. LI. of the Register, Miss Helen 
Mansfield furnished some items of interest as to confusion of the names Mercy, 
Martha, Mary. In one of lesser Genealogies it is made to appear that Judah 
Wright, returning from the captivity in Canada, after the Deerfield massacre, 
wedded Miss Mercy Hoyt. daughter of Deacon Hoyt. This information is cor- 
rect except as to the Christian name. It was Miss Mary Hoyt to whom he was 
betrothed and whom he happily married on his return. 

If Miss Mansfield has at hand the information will she kindly state where 
the record is which shows the marriage of Mercy Thorn and Isaiah Wood, 1653, 
aud who this Isaiah Wood was. E. H. Russell. 

Pittsburgh, JPenn. 

Cobb (vol. 51, page 174). — I wish to correct an error in the Woodward Gene- 
alogy in the April number of the Register for 1897, on page 174. John Cobb 
of Taunton, and John Cobb of Plymouth, were entirely distinct persons. John 
Cobb of Plymouth descended from Henry Cobb; married Martha Nelson 1658, 
and had: John, Samuel, Elizabeth, Israel. Patience, Ebenezer, Elisha aud 
James. See Davis's Landmarks of Plymouth. John and Edward Cobb, of Taun- 
ton, were probably brothers, and Augustine was nephew of John. John mar- 
ried Martha and had no children, and looked upon Augustine as his heir. When 
his wife died, he married Jane (Godfrey) Woodward, and had, at least, John, 
Morgan and Samuel. His will was made Nov. 5, 1090; proved 1691, and speaks 
of these three, and Elizabeth and Israel Woodward. Augustine Cobb was the 
ancestor of Gen. David Cobb and Col. Silas Cobb. 

Mrs. Charles L. Alden. 



Standish (vol. 51, p. 71). — In the pedigree of Hon. Ariel Standish Thurston of 
Elmira, N. Y., in January number of Register, 1897. there is one generation 
too many. Josiah 2 Standish (Myles 1 ) married 1st, Mary Dingley. She died 
very soon, leaving no children. He then married 2d, Sarah Allen, and went to 
Preston, Conn. 

Troy, N. Y. Mrs. Charles L. Alden. 



Reynolds (vol. 51, p. 360).— Rev. Peter Reynolds, pastor at Enfield, Conn., 
M r as the son of Peter and Marv " Raynolds," and was born at Bristol, R. I., No- 
vember 26. 1700. 

Gideon Buckingham was son of Daniel and Alice (Newton), according to 
Chapman's Buckingham genealogy. 

The Kins: genealogy printed in the Register for 1892 says that James King 
married Elizabeth Emerson, Albert C. Bates. 

Hartford, Conn. 



Historical Intelligence. 

Records of Amenia, N. Y.— Mr. Wm. A. Eardeley-Thomas, 5000 Woodland 
ave., Philadelphia, Perm., will publish the Amenia. N. Y. Records as soon as 
100 paid-up subscriptions of $5.00 per volume are received. The book can be 
had only by subscription, paid in advance. No promises will be received. 



1898.] Notes and Queries. 85 

Ancestry of Matthew Allyn's Wife.— The Register for April, 1897, page 

214, referred to the recently discovered English ancestry of Margaret Wyatt, 
wife of Matthew Allyn of Windsor. I have made a chart of her ancestry, in- 
cluding the Chichesters, Giffards, Raleigh s, D'Aberuons, Moels, Denebands, 
etc., goiug back to the Conquest in some lines, with the arms in each case indi- 
cated. If a sufficient number of people are interested to subscribe I will print 
a limited number of copies of this chart at a dollar each. Please address at 
once : C. K. Bolton. 

BrooJrfinc, Mass. 



Genealogies in Pi"jepaeation.— Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of iuterest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other ollices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Avery. — Hon. Elroy McKendree Avery, Ph.D., LL.P., 657 Woodland Hills 
Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, has issued a circular for a revised edition of the 
Averys of Groton. He will furnish applicants with blanks showing the in- 
formation desired for every member of the clan of Groton Averys. If any 
item can be added to the record printed in 1894 by Homer De Lois Sweet, or 
any error corrected, Mr. Avery will be thankful for it. 

Bixby.— Rev. W. H. Bixby, D.D., 43 Susan St., Providence, R. I., is writing 
a Bixby genealogy. 

Bosticick. — Henry A. Bostwick, 92 Grand Street, New York City, is prepar- 
ing a genealogy of this family and would like to correspond with all bearing 
that name, or connected with it by marriage. 

Buck. — The Buck Family, by John Buck. 25 County Road, Chelsea, Mass. 

Chesebrough. — In preparation, a genealogy of the descendants of William 
Chesebrough (1594-1897), the pioneer settler of Stonington, Conn. All data 
of male and female descendants after 1700 solicited. A. Chesebrough Wildey, 
146 Central Park West, New York" City. 

Crooker.— Zenas Stetson Crooker. 59 West 120th Street, Xew York City, is 
at work on a history of this family. 

Durant. — The Durant Family, by Rev. William Durant, D.D , 68 Philu Street, 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

Farmer. — Arthur Marshall Farmer, 429 High St., Clinton, Mass., is compiling 
a genealogy of this family. 

^Goldsmith.— George H. Chapin, 63 Bloomfield St., Dorchester, is compiling 
a ^enealoi»v of the Richard Goldsmith family. 

Le Baron. — Mrs. Mary Be Baron Stockwell, of Framingham, Mass., is at work 
on this family. 

Litchfield. — W. J. Litchfield, Lock Box 8, Southbridge, Mass., is compiling a 
book of the descendants of Lawrence Litchfield. 

Lord. — Rev. J. II. Lord, Box 215, Berwick, Maine, has a large collection on 
the Lord family. 

MprriU.—S. P. Merrill. 28 Rowley St., Rochester. X. Y., has ready for pub- 
lication the branch of this family descended from Samuel, of Simsbury. Conn. 
Circulars, giving information, may be had from the author. 

Morris.— Dr. Robert C. Moon, 1222 Walnut Street. Philadelphia, is writing a 
history of the Morris family descended from Anthony Morris. The work is 
nearly finished. 

Pro*. Lor. — Mrs. W. L. Proctor. 62 Washington Street, Ogdensburg. X. Y., has 
ready for publication the "Proctor Genealogical Record." It will make .** 
volume of about 200 pages. Price, to advance subscribers. 84.00. 

Thurloxr. — A genealogy in preparation by Georgianna Thurlow, Water St., 
Newburyport, Mass., and Albert G. Piper, Xewburvport, Mass. 

IVihnarth.—Mlsri Elizabeth J. Wilmarth, 73 North Main St., Attleboro', Mass., 
is writing a history of the Wilmavth family in America, and has it well under 
way. 



$6 Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

SOCIETIES AND THEIR PROCEEDINGS. 

NTew-Exglaxd Historic Genealogical Society. 

Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, October 6, 1S07. — A stated meeting was 
held ia Marshall P. Wilder Hall. Society's House, 18 Somerset St., at three 
o'clock iu the afternoon, the president, William Claflin, LL.D., in the chair. 

George T. Downing. Esq.. of Newport, Rhode Island, read a paper entitled 
"The Negro Problem more fully Discussed." 

The reports of John Ward Dean the librarian, of the council, by its secre- 
tary Geo. A. Gordon, and of the historiographer, Rev. George M. Adams, D.D., 
were presented. 

Four resident members were elected, 

November 3. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon. In the absence of 
the president, Charles S. Ensign, Esq., was chosen president pro tern. 

Rev. George M. Bodge, B.D., of Leominster, Mass., read a paper on 
" Colonial Habits and Customs." accompanied by stereopticon illustrations. 

Reports of the corresponding secretary, the librarian and the council were 
presented. 

Sixteen resident members were elected. 

The special committee on the by-laws reported, and action on the report 
was assigned to the next meeting. 

December 1. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon. Hon. Gorham I). 
Gilman read a paper on " Hawaii, the Paradise of the Pacific," with illustrations 
by stereopticon. 

The reports of the corresponding secretary, the librarian, the council and the 
historiographer were presented. 

Seven resident members were elected. 

The report of the committee on the revision of the by-laws was taken up, 
amended and adopted. 

Old Colony Historical Society. 

Taunton, Mass., Friday, October 15, 1S97 . — A quarterly meeting was held 
this afternoon at half past two o'clock, in Historical Hall, in this city, the presi- 
dent, the Rev. Samuel Hopkins Emery, D.D., in the chair. 

Prof. Joshua Eddy Crane, the historiographer, made his quarterly report, 
showing that three members had died since the last meeting. 

Mr. Jarvis E. Seaver, the librarian, was permitted to render his report in 
print. 

A recess was then taken, the members being requested to proceed to the 
Court House and assemble in front of the building and listen to the exercises 
attending the dedication of the Memorial TaOlet, on Taunton Green, erected by 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to mark the spot where Gen. David Cobb 
defeated, Oct. 24. 1786, a body of insurgents in Shays's Rebellion, and also the 
place where, nearly two years before the Declaration of Independence, the 
citizens of Taunton raised a tiag bearing the inscription " Liberty and Union." 

Ehode Island Historical Society. 

Providence, Tuesday, October 5. 1S07. — A quarterly meeting was held this 
evening in the cabinet on Waterman street, the president, Hon. John Henry 
Stiness, LL.D., in the chair. 

Reports of the librarian and the committees on the library and lectures were 
read. 

October 19. — A stated meeting was held this evening. Rev. William C. Wins- 
low, D.D., D.C.L., of Boston, Mass., read a paper entitled "Gov. Edward 
Winslovv, the Diplomatist of the Plymouth and of the Massachusetts colonies." 

November 2. — A stated meeting was held this evening. Augustine Jones, 
LL.B., of Providence, principal of the Friends' School, read a paper on 
"Thomas Dudley, governor of the Massachusetts Colony." 

November 16. — A stated meeting was held this evening. William B. "Weeden, 
Esq., read a paper entitled "Extracts from the unpublished Diary and Memoir 
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BOOK NOTICES. 

[Thb Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information of 
readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent by 
mail.] 

A Memoir of Hubert G. Winthrop. Prepared for the Massachusetts Historical 
Society. By Robert C. Winthrop, Jr. Boston: Little. Brown & Co. 
1897. Svo. pp. vi.+358. With portraits at various ages. Price, $3. 

The life of the Honorable Robert C. Winthrop, by his sou, is an excellent 
account of the public life and of the views of public questions of a remarkable 
man, for he was one of the few, who, having tasted power, have resisted the 
temptation to continue its possession by compromising their principles. He 
withdrew from office, not because his scholarly instincts and fastidious tastes 
made life in Washington distasteful to him, as Daniel Webster had prophesied, 
but because he would not deny or veil his opinions and was not what men, eveu 
so honest as William H. Seward and Horace Greeley, considered " a practical 
politician." Other Boston boys of his generation were as well born and as 
well bred as he, and had as much talent and as much capacity for public busi- 
ness, but hardly another, starling with equal advantages, had the moral and 
intellectual balance to determine his political principles with sound judgment 
and to follow them, without wavering but with moderation. Others mistook 
hysterical sentimentality for patriotism and descended to vulgar abuse of their 
opponents to win applause; Mr. Winthrop, when he could no longer retain 
public office with self-respect, retired promptly to private life and, calm as an 
Epicurean deity, surveyed from a higher plane and purer air the noise and dust 
of the conflict below. He returned home not because he disliked the duties of 
public life, but because he fully appreciated that he could benefit the world 
more by what he was than by what he did, and from this knowledge came his 
marvellous self-restraint under provocation and his Christian forgiveness of 
outrage and insult from Northern fanatics and Southern madmen. On the 
great political question of his generation Mr. Winthrop was not in sympathy 
with the part}' which prevailed, and his expressions of opinion on the succes- 
sive steps in the progress of that stupendous experiment have therefore an air 
of antiquity which is appropriate to the elegance and polish of his style. His 
view^s on religion and education were in harmony with his political creed and 
hence it was natural that he was one of a small minority in an age which 
supposes that large buildings and numereus pupils make an institution of 
learning and that man's duty to his fellow-man is the whole of religion. By 
the omission from this biography of all details of Mr. Winthrop's domestic 
and social life there is left clear and distinct the impression of the honorable, 
conscientious, refined gentleman, who, having read only the best books and 
lived only in the highest society, decided all questions and acted on all 
occasions -with "the patrician decorum which becomes the smooth result of 
impulse restrained and emotion checked." The likenesses of him in this 
volume are indeed ''not wholly satisfactory," — they are too severe, as the 
likeness in the room of the Managers of the Provident Association, where Mr. 
Winthrop presided so many years, is too feeble, — but there is a picture which 
shows a fitting embodiment of this noble spirit. In the collection of the 
portraits of the Speakers of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, in 
the Speaker's Room in the State House, the face and bearing of Mr. Winthrop 
in his early manhood shine like those of an ideal prince in a fairy tale, 
making the best of the plain faces about him look doubly bourgeois by the 
contrast. The w r ork of Mr. Winthrop's son in this book deserves unstinted 
praise. Seldom is a task so delicate performed with so much skill. The 
volume is almost wholly composed of extracts from Mr. Winthrop's speeches, 
letters and diaries, and from the letters of his friends, not chosen to exhibit him 
at his best, but to give an entirely fair idea of his character. Some of the most 
unmeasured abuse and most caustic criticism which Mr. Winthrop ever endured 
are printed, and the only defence offered to them is the continuous narrative 
showing 3ns subsequent reconciliation with bis traducers by their desire. The 
younger Mr. Winthrop has limited himself to brief statements of facts neces- 
sary to the continuity of the biography, but even this extreme brevity cannot 



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conceal the pungency of his own style, -which makes the reader regret that it is 
so seldom committed to print. Typographically the book is all that could be 
desired. %* 

The American Genealogist; bring a Catalogue of Family Histories. A Bibliog- 
raphy of .American Genealogy or a List of the Title Pages of Books and Pam- 
phlets on Family History, published in America from 1771 to date. Fourth 
Edition. Prepared by the Publishers. Albany, N. Y. : Joel MunselTs Sons, 
Publishers. 1897. Super Royal 8vo. pp. 328. Price, $5. 
This book is considered the fourth edition of "A Handbook of American 
Genealogy," by William II. Whitmore, A.M., published in 1862, and a notice of 
it was printed in the Register for April, 1862, written, we suppose, by the edi- 
tor, the Rev. Elias Nason. A second edition was published in 1868 with the title 
changed to "The American Genealogist, 1 ' which title the third edition, in 1875, 
also bore. These three editions bear the name of Mr. Whitmore as author. 

This fourth edition is prepared by the sons of the late Joel Mnnsell, the 
original publisher of the Handbook. Important changes are made in the work. 
The titles are arranged alphabetically instead of chronologically, but Ave miss 
the descriptions of the contents of the several works with remarks on the value 
of their contents, which are omitted. In their stead are added a large number 
of new titles. The publishers consider this as a "companion volume" to 
their " Genealogical Index," originally prepared by the late Daniel S. Durrie, 
and of which the fourth edition was published in 1895. 
The book will be found a very useful one. 

Cape Cod. T?i.e Bight Arm of Massachusetts. An Historical Narrative. By 
Charles F. Swift, author of "A History of Old Yarmouth." Yarmouth: 
Register Publishing Company. 1807. 8vo. pp. 391. Price, in cloth, 85.00. 
Sold by George E. Littlefield, G7 Cornhill, Boston. 

While it is probable that Bartholomew Gosnokl was the first Englishman to 
set foot upon Cape Cod, the chronicles of Thoriinn Karlsefne make it likely 
that, about A. D. 1000. two ships from Iceland sailed along its shores " where 
were trackless and white sandy beaches, of such length as to obtain the name 
of Fnrdurstrandir" (Marvellous Strands). The signing of the compact in the 
cabin of the Mayflower in Cape Cod Harbor (at the place now called Province- 
town) on Nov. 11, 1620, was one of the most important scenes ever enacted in 
the unfolding of the great drama of empire on the shores of the New World. 
The fisheries have from the earliest times furnished occupation to many Massa- 
chusetts men and we find the pilgrims at Plymouth as early as 1670 devoting 
the profits therefrom to the establishment and maintenance of free public 
schools. The author asserts that the first overt act of the Revolution took 
place in Barnstable in September, 1774. when a large body of the citizens pre- 
vented the judge of the King's Court of Common Pleas from holding court in that 
place. This was three months prior to the first overt act of rebellion in New 
Hampshire (namely, the capture of Fort William and Mary in Newcastle, on 
December 14, 1774, by New Hampshire men, as the result of an earlier ride on 
public business of Paul Revere from Boston to Portsmouth to give notice that 
troops and supplies would soon arrive from England), and seven months prior 
to the battle of Lexington. Could the Norsemen have looked down through 
the grand perspective of the unfolding years, could they have seen the won- 
derful rise and progress (continual earnest of the grander progress yet to be) 
of our great Republic in the W r est, invested as all of its history has been with 
the charm of romance and story, well might they with prophetic vision have 
given it the name of Fnrdurstrandir (Marvellous Strands). 

By Daniel Bollins, Esq., of Boston. 

Tear Book. 1S9 6. Charleston, South Carolina. 8vo. pp. xii.4-423. 

This valuable work was presented to the Society by the Hon. J. Adger 
Smyth, Mayor of Charleston. The contents are similar to previous Year 
Books of Charleston noticed in the Register. 

It contains many interesting and clear cut portraitures of many eminent 
South Carolinians who were attendants at the services of St. Philip's Church, 
Charleston. It appears, from " An Act for the better observance of the Lord's 
Day," passed by the Legislature of South Carolina, cited in his sketch by Ed- 
ward McCrady. Esq., that the observance of Sunday was formerly quite as 
strict in Charleston as in New England in colonial times. 

By Daniel Bollins, Esq., of Boston. 



1898.] Book JSTotices. 80 

Some Account of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the City of London during the 

first quarter of the Seventeenth Century, 1001 to 1025. Compiled by G. E. 

Cokayne. 1607. Pliillimore & Co. : 36 Essex Street, Strand, London. 

Super royal 8vo. pp. v i i i - -f- 112. Price, 12 shillings, 6 pence. 

The compiler of this volume, George E. Cokayne, F.S.A., Clarenccnx King 
of Arms, is the author of several books relating to biography and kindred .sub- 
jects, the chief of which is his " Complete Peerage," now in the course of 
publication, the sixth volume having reached the name Ryton. Americans re- 
member Mr. Cokayne with kindly feelings as the intimate friend of the lamented 
Col. Chester. 

Mr. Cokayne here gives some account of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of 
London from 1G01 to 1625, " showing as far as possible {inter alia) their parent- 
age, marriages, children and armorial bearings, as also the date of their ap- 
pointment as Aldermej, which office during this period (indeed from 1582 to 
1653) was without exception held by them. The style of each Lord Mayor or 
Sheriff is given as it existed during any time of his tenure of office." The 
biographical details in this volume are gathered carefully and laboriously from 
every available source, and full references to authorities are given. The com- 
piler has laid the students of heraldry and family history under great obliga- 
tions. 

The arms of Sir William Cokayne, Lord Mayor of London, 1619-20, are given 
as a. frontispiece to the volume. 

The Colonial Laics of Nevj York from the Year 1604 to the devolution, including 
the Charters to the Duke of York, the Comjnissions and Instructions to the 
Colonial Governors, the Duke's Laws, the Laics of the Dongan and Leisler As- 
semblies, the Charters of Albany and New York and the Acts of the Colonial 
Legislatures from 1091 to 177 5 inclusive. Albany: James B. Lyon, State 
Printer. 1894. Five volumes. Vol. 1, pp. xxiib+1093; Vol. 2, pp. 1113; 
Vol. 3, pp. 1181; Vol. 4, pp. 1187; Vol. 5, pp. 931. 

These nYe volumes of Colonial Laws were prepared by the Commissioners 
of Statutory Revision and have been published by the State of New York. 
They average over one thousand pages to each volume, and contain the Colonial 
Laws and the other matters specified in the title page. 

The Commissioners, in a prefatory note, state that till now there " has never 
been a complete publication of the colonial laws of New York." The first 
edition of the Laws was issued in 1694 by William Bradford, the public printer 
of the colony, of which book only seven copies are known to be in existence. 
The later editions are fully described, some of which are very rare. The 
commissioners have taken great pains to collect and verify the different laws. 
The work, besides its value as a law book, will be found very useful to students 
of American history. 

A History of Lodge No. 61, F. and A. M., Wilkesbarrd. Pa. By Oscak Jewell 
Hakyey, W. Master of the Lodge in 1879. Wilkesbarre, Pa. : 1897. 8vo. 
pp. 672. Price, §5.00. 

This book, besides being a history of Wilkesbarre Lodge, also contains new 
material relating to the early history of Wyoming, and other historic facts of 
general interest now for the first time published. 

By Daniel Rollins, Esq., of Boston. 

History of the Old Tennent Church, icith Biographical Sketches of its Pastors. 
Writteu by Rev. Frank R. Symmes, Fifteenth Pastor. Freehold, N. J.; 
Printed by James S. Yard & Son. 1897. 8vo. pp. 144. Price, 81-15. 

The historic old Tennent Church is located near the scene of the victory by 
Washington and the Continental troops over the British under Sir Henry Clin- 
ton at Monmouth, and was, according to tradition, somewhat injured during 
the battle. The biographical sketches pf the various pastors of this church, 
written by Rev. Frank R. Symmes, the present pastor, have the great merit of 
brevity and are well written and.no doubt exact portraitures in outline of his 
predecessors in the pastorate of this church. In short, they seem to be models 
of biography. A valuable appendix contains a large amount of historical 
material of great value. 

By Daniel Rollins, Esq., of Boston. 
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90 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

The Ancestral Register of the General Society of the Daughters of the Revolution. 
1S96. Philadelphia : The Baileyv Banks' & Biddle Co. 1897. Super royal 
8vo. pp. 414. 

Register of the Society of Colonial Wars in the District of Columbia, 1897. 
Washington City: Printed for the Societv by the Law Reporter Company. 
1807. 8vo. pp. 12-1. 

Report of the Historian of the District of Columbia Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution for the Years 1895 and 1896. By Marcus Benjamin. 
Washington City : Printed for the Society by the Law Reporter Company. 
1807. lloyal 8vo. pp. 07. 

The Registers, Reports and Year Books issued by the several patriotic societies 
show that great pains has been taken in the preparation of these volumes. 
Much care is Snown in recording the ancestry of the members, and the volumes 
are tastefully brought out. 

The General Society of the Daughters of the Revolution was instituted 
August 20, 1891, and incorporated September 1 of the same year. This volume 
"contains the names and lineage of all members of the Society during the 
first four years of its existence, except the names of those who have resigned 
daring that period." The Roll of Membership fills 342 pages. The book also 
contains a list of officers of the Society, the constitution, necrology, and fifty 
pages of " Ancestors and Descendants." 

The Register of the Society of Colonial Wars of the District of Columbia 
contains the list of ofiicers, necrology, and the " Lh>t of Members" and their 
ancestral record. A portrait of Rear Adm. Richard W. Meade embellishes 
the volume. 

The report of Marcus Benjamin, historian of the District of Columbia So- 
ciety of the Sons of the American Revolution, contains a history and the ne- 
crology of the Society. A portrait of Major William II. Webster forms the 
frontispiece. 

Franklin and Marshall College Obituary Record. (Issued Annually.) A Record 
of the Lives of the deceased Alumni of Marshall College and of Franklin and 
Marshall College. Edited for the Alumni Association. Vol. I., No. 1. Lan- 
caster, Pa. : Press of the Alumni Association of Franklin and Marshall 
College. June, 1S07. 8vo. pp. xi.-j-24,:>. Price, $2, for life subscription. 

The Alumni Association of Franklin and Marshall College nave " decided to 
publish annually, from June. 1807, a record of the lives of the deceased alumni 
of Marshal College and Franklin and Marshall, the first number to contain the 
records of all deceased alumni to June, 1807, and the subsequent numbers to 
contain the records of those who may die from year to year." 

The first number of this " Obituary" is before us. The committee in charge 
of the publication are Samuel H. Ranck, chairman. President John S. Stahr, 
Rev. Adam S. Weber, and Rev. Charles W. Levan. They have done their work 
thoroughly and have furnisned full and precise records of the deceased alumni, 
and have had the book handsomely printed on good paper and with clear type. 
The committee quote the axiom, that " the best test of any system of education 
is the men that it produce.-.." Judged by this test, the system of education at 
this college is worthy of great praise. 

The Roger Williams Calendar. 12mo. pp. 370. E. L. Freeman & Sons, Printers, 
Central Falls, R. I. Price, $5. 

This book, under each day of the year, gives brief extracts from the writings 
of Roger Williams. In the preface, the compiler, Mr. John Osborne Austin, 
says : " It is hoped that these extracts from his own works, collected arbitrari- 
ly here and there, may enlarge somewhat this field of acquaintance and lead the 
reader to a study of the publications and republications of his works." 

A brief sketch of the career of Williams is given, from his birth in London, 
to his death in Providence, R. I., in 1GS3. The reader will do well to study 
Mr. Waters's discoveries about Williams in the Register for July, 1S80, and in 
its later issues, particularly his letters to the aunt of Oliver Cromwell, Lady 
Joan Barrington (Reg., vol. 43, pp. 316-20), while he was chaplain to her son- 
in-law, Sir William Masham. It is almost certain from these letters that he 
was never beneficed in England, though he says he had refused, from con- 
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Vital Record, of Rhode Island, 1G30-1850. First Series, Births, Marriages and 
Dea'hs. A Family Register for the People. By James N. Arnold. Vol. IX. 
Seekonk (including East Providence), Pawtucket, and Newman Congre- 
gational Church. Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly. 
Providence, R. I. : Narragansett Historical Publishing Company. 181)7. 
Folio. Price, $7.50. Address James N. Arnold, Providence, R. I. 

"We have before us the ninth volume of Mr. Arnold's valuable " Vital Records 
of Phode Island." The previous volumes have been noticed iu the Register 
as they appeared. The General Assembly of that State have doue well to en- 
courage the labors of Mr. Arnold. 

The compiler in his Introduction informs us that " while preparing and read- 
ing the manuscript for our late published work (Vital Record of Rehoboth, 
1642-1890), we were forcibly struck with the lar&e proportion of the matter 
therein recorded, that .» - as so very closely woven into our own State Record al- 
ready published in these volumes. It became apparent that to print it would 
produce a much larger work than we at first deemed possible." So Mr. Arnold 
decided to publish in his Rehoboth volume the records found in the original 
book, and let the new town records make up another volume. The Rehoboth 
volume was published last year and was noticed by us in our April number. 
The other volume is before us. 

The reason for making this volume is, the compiler thinks, " emphasized by 
the fact that the territory of Seekonk is now Rhode Island soil, and about four- 
fifths of the matter recorded to all intents and purposes belongs to the 
records of our own State." We hope that Mr. Arnold will give us more Rhode 
Island records like this. 

Records of Rev. Roger Viets, Pastor of St. Andrew's, Simsbury, Conn., and Mis- 
sionary for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1763 — 1800. By 
Albert C. Bates. Hartford: 1893. 8vo. pp. 84. Edition, 100 copies. 

Rev. Dudley Woodbridge ; his Church Record at Simsbury in Connecticut, 
1697 — 1710. Prepared with Prefatory Notice by Albert C. Bates. Hart- 
ford: 1S9-L 8vo. pp. 12. Edition, 100 copies. 

Mr. Bates, the librarian of the Connecticut Historical Society, has, in the 
two works before us, preserved iu print two important church records of the 
town of Simsbury, Conn. 

Mr. Viets was a native of Simsbury and a graduate of Yale College. His 
records cover the latter part of the last century and furnish us with glimpses 
of the social life of that section of the State during the period they include. 
Mr. Bates prefixes a valuable historical sketch. 

Mr. Woodbridge, whose record is printed in the next book, was a native of 
Killingworth, Conn., and a graduate of Harvard College in 1694:. He was 
ordained in Simsbury in 1697 and died 1710. The manuscript of this record 
was for some years supposed to be lost, but in a tattered condition it was 
recently brought to the notice of a Middletown antiquary, who. recognizing its 
value, obtained possession of it. It has now passed into the possession of the 
town. Mr. Bates, by printing it, has saved its contents from a second loss. 

The General Court and Land Bank Litigants. By Andrew McEarland Davis. 
Worcester, Mass., IT. S. A.: Press of Charles Hamilton. 1897. 8vo. pp. 20. 

This is a paper which was read before the American Antiquarian Society, at 
its April Meeting, and is reprinted from the Proceedings of that Society. It is 
an able and exhaustive article on one phase of the history of the Land Bauk, 
on which subject the author has given us several articles, one of them in the 
pages of the Register (vol. 50, pp. 187-97, 308-17). In these articles he has 
thrown much light on a very perplexing subject. 

Alexander Hamilton in New Jersey ; An Address before the Washington Associa- 
tion of Xew Jersey at Morristown, on February 22, 1897. By William Nel- 
son. Chronicle Print, Morristown, N. J. 1897. 8vo. pp. 16. 

The celebration of Washington's birthday last year, in Morristown, N. J., 
furnished the occasion for Mr. Nelson (the corresponding secretary of the New 
Jersey Historical Society, and one who has done much to elucidate the history 
of that State) to present to his hearers a review of the life of Alexander 
Hamilton in Isew Jersey, from his schooldays at Elizabethtown to the duel at 
Wehauken. Mr. Nelson's address is an able and interesting one. 





























































































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Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society. Vol. V. Hartford: Pub- 
lished by the Society. 1890, Svo. pp. xviii. -f-517. 
—Vol. VI. Hartford : Published by the Society. 1897. 8vo. pp. viii.-f410. 

The two volumes of the Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society are 
worthy to be placed withany of the previous issues of the Society. The lifth 
volume contains "The Talcott Papers," being Correspondence and Documents 
(chiefly official) during " Joseph Talcott's Governorship." The sixth volume 
contains the " Hartford Town Votes" from 1635 to 1716. Miss Mary Kingsbury 
Talcott has edited the fifth volume, and Hon. Charles J. Hoadly, the State Libra- 
rian of Connecticut, has edited the sixth. Both have done their work in an 
admirable manner. A review of the Talcott Papers, by Charles M.Andrews, 
was printed in the Hartford Daily Courant, Nov. 19, 1896, from which we ex- 
tract the concluding paragraph : 

" Miss Talcott has done exceedingly well in her task of editing the volume. 
She has printed not only Governor Talcott's correspondence, but also papers ob- 
tained from the state archives, from the archives of the Massachusetts Histori- 
cal Society, from the Public Kecord Office in London, the Yale College Library, 
and the Lenox Library, New York. These documents are exactly as in the ori- 
ginals in the matter of spelling, capitalization and punctuation. She has also 
furnished many valuable notes, chiefly biographical, which show extensive re- 
search. The documents are excellently arranged and excellently indexed, and 
altogether make up a volume in which Miss Talcott and the Historical Society 
can take a just pride." 

Mr. Hoadly has, as might be expected from his previous work en Connec- 
ticut history, done his editorial work on Hartford Town Votes in an equally 
thorough manner. 



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The Registers of Stratford-on-Avon, in the County of Warwick. Baptisms, 
1558 — 1652. Transcribed by Richard Savage, Secretary and Librarian 
of Shakespeare's Birthplace and Trust, and Deputy Keeper of the records of 
the Corporation of Stratford-on-Avon. London: Privately printed for t he- 
Parish Register Society. 1S97. 8vo. pp. viii.-f-T88. Price, £1. Is. Od. 

The volume before us is the first issue for the second year (1897) of the Parish 
Register Society, an account of which we gave on page 235 of our April number. 
The Society was formed for the purpose of printing the early parish registers, 
and their issues are furnished to subscribers who pay an annual sum of one 
guinea. Five volumes per year have been issued thus far. The present volume 
was transcribed for printing with the permission of the Rev. George Arbuthnot, 
vicar of Stratford-on-Avon. ; 'T1ij particular interest in the Registers of 
Stratford-on-Avon," says Mr. Savage, "centres in the entries of the baptism 
and burial of William Shakespeare . . . The printing of these Registers is un- 
doubtedly the crowning work undertaken in connection with the study of the 
life and times of the great poet. That the late Mr. J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, 
the eminent Shakespearean scholar, considered it would be so is certain from a 
letter dated 4th April, 1887, to Mr. Richard Savage, in which he says : ' A pub- 
lication of the Stratford Register would be a work of high value, about the 
most important Shakespearean job that is left to do, in the whole county.'" 
The Stratford Register has, since Mr. Waters's Gleanings on the ancestry of 
Joh.i Harvard, a new interest for New Englanders. for it contains the baptism of 
Katherine Rogers, the mother of the founder of Harvard College (see Register, 
vol. 40, pp. 3G3-4). The Parish Register Society has acted wisely in selecting 
the registers of Stratford-on-Avon for early publication in their series, and 
in printiug them in full, verbatim et literatim, with a full index. 

History of the Class of 1856 of Amherst College, 1852—1896. Prepared by 
Henry Clinton Graves. From the Class Records and other Historical Data. 
Boston : C. H. Simonds & Co., Printers. 8vo. pp. 59. 

The class books of the several colleges are repositories of much interesting 
information, and we are glad to see that they are increasing; The present 
volume contains a geueral survey of the College Days, and the Post Graduate 
Days of the Class of 1856 of Amherst College, followed by brief biographical 
sketches of the several members of the Clas>, over seventy in number, among 
whom are many distinguished names. The book has been prepared by Rev. 
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The Genealogical Magazine; a Journal of Famil y History, Heraldry and Pedigrees. 
New York: J. W. Bouton, 20 West 28th St. 1897. Published monthly, about 
60 pages each, imp, Svo. Price 64.00 a year, or 50 cents a number. Nos. II 
June, III July, IV August, V September, VI October, VII November, VIII 
December. 

In the Register for July last we noticed the first number of this valuable pe- 
riodical, of which Arthur Charles Fox-Davies is editor. We have now before 
us seven more numbers. They contain the same kind of excellent genealogical 
and antiquarian matter as the initial number. The December number contains 
contributions from J. Paul K\ lands, F.S.A., Rev. A. W. Cornelius Hallen, Mur- 
ray Lane, Chester Herald, Col. Hon. Robert Boyle, Thomas Shepard, L. C. R. 
Duncombe-Jewell and other able writers. The prospectus informs us that " the 
Genealogical Magazine will be carefully indexed, and an attempt will also be 
made to collate into one general index, the indices of all other kindred works 
which reach the hands of the editor for review." 

The Wayside Inn; its History and Literature. An Address delivered before the 
Society of Colonial Wars at the Wayside Inn, Sudbury, Massachusetts., June 
17, 1S97. By Samuel Arthur Bent. Boston: 1897. Svo. pp. 27. 

The paper of Mr. Bent, before the Society of Colonial "Wars, last June, gives 
an interesting account of the Red Horse Tavern, Sudbury, made famous by the 
poet Longfellow as the "Wayside Inn." Its landlords and the events that 
transpired within its walls are well portrayed. A tine view of the buildings 
forms the frontispiece. 

Births, Marriages, Baptisms and Deaths, from the Becords of the Town and 
Churches in Coventry, Connecticut, 1711 — 1S14. Copied from the records 
by Susan Whitney Doiock. Printed for private distribution. New York: 
The Baker & Taylor Company. 1807. Svo. pp. vii — J-300-f-l. 

In this volume Mrs. Susan Whitney Dimock has given us the recorded births, 
baptisms, marriages and deaths of Coventry from 1711 to 1844. The book is 
printed in clear type, on fine white paper with broad margins, making a hand- 
some volume. Prefixed to the records are brief accounts of the town and its 
records. Previous to 1675 the Indians used the laud of what is now the town 
of Coventry as a hunting ground. 

Mrs. Dimock has taken great pains in copying these records. She says: 
' ; There are what seem to me some mistakes of dates in the records, but I have 
not undertaken to correct them. All the records have beeu carefully tran- 
scribed by me. They are now published that they may be preserved from the 
further ravages of time." 

Mrs. Dimock has done so well by the town of Coventry that we are glad to 
learn that she is now engaged on the records of Mansfield, Conn. 

An Exeter Worthy and his Biographer. By Mrs. Prances B. Troup. Read at 
Kingsbridge, July, 1897. Svo. pp. 28. 

This is a paper read before the Devonshire Association for the Advance- 
ment of Science, Literature and Art, and is reprinted from the Transactions 
of that body. 

Mrs. Troup is a native of Massachusetts, and though for several year- resid- 
ing in England she still maintains her interest in the annals of New England, 
and in subjects having a relation to New England history. Ignatius Jourdain, 
the •• Exeter Worthy," whose life is here commemorated, was the father of Mrs. 
Sarah Hill, who came to New England with her husband and settled in Connec- 
ticut. After his death she married Edmund Greenleaf of the Massachusetts 
colony. 

Ignatius Jourdain was born in Lyme Regis in 1561, and settled in Exeter, 
where, in 1599, he was appointed one of the bailiffs, and "from this time on- 
ward he proceeded to fill various municipal offices. He was elected member of 
the Chamber on September 6th, 1608; he was appointed receiver of the city in 
1610, sherirf of Exeter in 1611, and mayor in 1617." He died at Exeter in June, 
1640, aged 78. He was a Puritan of the highest type, upright and fearless. 
Mrs. Troup has been indefatigable in her research and has gathered many im- 
portant facts about this worthy of the sixteenth century. 

The biographer of Ignatius Jourdain was Rev. Ferdinando Nichols of Exeter, 
of whom Mrs. Troup has gathered many interesting details. 



94 Book Notices. [Jan. 

A Register of the Members of St. Mary Magdalen College, Oxford, from the 
Foundation of the College. New Series, Vol. I. Fellows to the year 1520. 
By William Dixn Macray, M.A., F.S.A. London: Henry Frowcle, Ox- 
ford University Press Warehouse. 1894. Svo. pp. x.-f-187. 

Vol.11. Fellows, 1522-1575. By William Duxn Macray, M. A.. F.S.A. 
London : Henry Frowde. Oxford University Press Warehouse. 1897. Svo. 
pp. xi. 4-231. Sold by Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press (American 
Branch), 01 and 93 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Price, *2 a volume. 

The preface to this work informs us that "in 1853, the first volume appeared 
of the ' Register of the Members of Saint Mary Magdalen College,' by John 
Rouse Bloxam, D.I)., Fellow and Librarian. " This volume," weare told, "con- 
tains the Choristers. Vols. II. and III., published in 1857 and 1863, contain 
the clerks, chaplains, organists, schoolmasters and ushers, the second volume 
having also by way of introduction, a very full and accurate history of the 
chapel and the choral service, with an appendix of extracts from the Bursars' 
accounts relating to the same. In 1881 appeared the seventh volume of this 
series, being the fourth and last of the Register of Demies. A complete in- 
dex of names in the second volume, compiled under the direction of the pres- 
ent writer, was published by the College, two years afterward." 

Rev. Mr. Macray, the compiler of these volumes, is a well-known author, 
Fellow of Magdalen College, and Rector of Ducklington, Oxon. He has here 
preserved much valuable material relating to the Fellows of Magdalen Col- 
lege, drawn from the Registers and Rolls of that college. Not a few of our 
New England settlers were graduates of Oxford University, or descendants 
of graduates, and the interest in these books amoug our people will induce 
them to order the volumes. 

Memoir of William John Potts. By Frederick D. Stone. Philadelphia: 
1897. Svo. pp. 40. 

The late Frederick D. Stone, the librarian of the Historical Society of Penn- 
sylvania and the editor of its publications, in this volume pays a merited 
testimonial to the memory of his friend and early schoolfellow, William John 
Potts, of Camden, New Jersey. He remembered him forty years before as " a 
bright little boy" in Mr. James's school, whom he afterwards learned to love 
and admire. Mr. Potts died at his residence in Camden, Nov. 18, 1895, and 
this memoir was read before the American Philosophical Society, Dec. 1, 1896. 
He was a frequent and valued contributor to the Register, and to other anti- 
quarian publications. A brief sketch of his life was printed by us in January, 
1896. Mr. Stone says of him: "To sum up Mr. Potts's character in a few 
words, he can best be described as an educated gentleman of broad and liberal 
tastes, in whose company every one could find pleasure." 

To the memoir are added letters from Mr. Potts to Mr. Stone on "Reading 
in the British Museum and in the National Library, Paris," and to Mr. John 
Jordan, Jr., on "Fictitious Antiquities." 

Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society. Papers presented at the 
Annual and Scientific Meetings, held at New York. Washington, Philadelphia 
and Baltimore. Published by the Society. [Press of the Friedenwald Company, 
Baltimore, Md.] 1893-1897*. 6 Nos. Svo. 

The American Jewish Historical Society was organized at New York, June 7, 
1892, with the Hon. Oscar S. Straus as president. Its object is to present to the 
world material relating to the history of this country, and is therefore not secta- 
rian, but American, although it is the genealogy and actions of Jews only which 
it designs to record. They are such Jews, however, as participated in the dis- 
covery and colonization of America, and bore a part in the Revolution, either 
personally or by pecuniary aid. Their contributions to the progress of the in- 
dependent nation, philanthropic, literary and military, are also included, note- 
worthy among these being their share in the anti-slavery movement. The 
Jews of South America have likewise been embraced in the scope of the So- 
ciety. 

These publications will confirm the reader in the high estimate which every 
cultured mind places on the part borne by the Jews not only in the universally 
acknowledged moralization, but also, to a preeminent degree, in the intellectuali- 
zation of the human race. 

By Frederic W. Parke, Esq., of Boston. 



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Annual Report of the Connecticut Historical Society. Reports and Papers pre- 
sented at the Animal Meeting, May 25, 1897 ; also a List of the Ojjicers and 
Members and of Donations for the Year. Hartford : Published by the Society. 
1807. 8vo. pp. 62. Trice, 50 cents. 

The last Annual Report of the Connecticut Historical Society, -which is be- 
fore us, shows the Society to be in a prosperous condition. Among the papers 
here printed is one of especial value, entitled " Historical Notes on the Probate 
Districts of Connecticut." The probate districts of that State have long puz- 
zled genealogists in other parts of New England, and this paper will be warmly 
welcomed by them. Appended are a " List of Probate Districts, 1897," and a 
" List of Towns showing districts in which they are or have been included." 

1794— 1S94. Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Bo r xbury 
Charitable Society, November 22, 1S9I, by the First Church, Eliot Square, 
Boxbury. With Historical Notes and a List of Members. Printed for the 
Societ} r . 8vo. pp. 81. 

In November, 1891, the Roxbury Charitable Society celebrated its centenary. 
Rev. James De Normandie, pastor of the First Church, and Rev. Percy Browne, 
rector of St. James's Church, delivered addresses, and Dependence S. Water- 
man, president of the Society, gave the " Statistics of a Century" of the So- 
ciety. The report of the proceedings at this celebration is here printed. The 
work done by this Society is creditable to its members. 

Bobbins B-ttell. 8vo. pp. 79. 

This elegant volume, printed at the De Vinne Press, is designed as a memo- 
rial of Robbins Battell, a graduate of Yale College and a prominent citizen of 
Norfolk, Connecticut. It contains a sketch of his life by Charles S. Elliot, a 
poem by Ella Antoinette Hotchkiss, a number of letters from those who knew 
him, and several newspaper obituaries. He was one of the most generous 
benefactors of Yale College. 

The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, icith some Belated 
Families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich and Hampton. By David W. Hoyt. 
Part One. Providence, R. I. : 1897. 8vo. pp. 80. Price, $1 a part. 

Mr. Hoyt, of Providence, R. I., the author of the Hoyt Genealogy, has issued 
the first part of the work on Salisbury and Amesbury announced in our Octo- 
ber Register (Vol. 51, p. 497). The work, as prepared for the press, is in- 
tended to consist of five parts of eighty pages each. The Introduction fills 
thirty pages and contains many ancient names and other original documents 
relating to the two towns. The genealogical portion fills fifty pages and con- 
tains a record of families from Allen to Buswell, all carefully compiled with 
full and precise dates. This is a much needed work, and we trust that those 
interested will by promptness with their subscriptions see that the whole book 
may be printed without delay. If the means are not furnished for printing the 
other parts the manuscript will be deposited in the library of this Society. 









A List of Early Imprints, 1640 — 1700, belonging to the Library of the American 
Antiquarian Society. With an Introduction and Notes. By Nathaniel Paine. 
Worcester, Mass. : Press of Charles Hamilton. 1896. 8vo. pp. 80. 

A List of Early American Broadsides, 16S0 — 1800, belonging to the Library of 
the American Antiquarian Society. With an Introduction and. Notes. By 
Nathaniel Paine. Worcester, Mass. : Press of Charles Hamilton. 1897. 
8vo. pp. 64. 

These two pamphlets are very valuable additions to the bibliography of this 
country. The Antiquarian Society has a rare collection of early American 
books and broadsides, of which Mr. Paine has here given bibliograpical des- 
criptions with interesting historical notes. The Massachusetts Historical So- 
ciety, Harvard College Library and the Boston Public Library have also many 
early American imprints which together furnish opportunities for those who 
are studying the early literature of this country to make themselves familiar 
with the original editions. A list of the early American imprints in the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society has been printed, and we trust that Harvard College 
and the Boston Public Library will see that bibliographical lists of their collec- 
tions are prepared and printed. 



9G Boole Notices. [Jan. 

Boole of Biographies. Tfic, Volume contains Biographical Sketches of Leading 
Citizens of Grafton County, Xew Hampshire. Biographical Publishing Com- 
pany. Buffalo, N. Y. [1053 Ellicott Square]. 189ft 4to. pp. 432. 

The Biographical Publishing Company of Buffalo, X. Y., has given us in the 

noble volume before us biographies of about three hundred and fifty leading 
citizens of Grafton County, Xew Hampshire, with portraits of over eighty of 
them. The book makes a handsome volume. It is printed and bound in a 
superior manner, and is embellished with tine portraits. We hope the Com- 
pany will give us other volumes of equal merit relating to other counties. The 
biography of any section of our country is a useful addition to our local his- 
tory. When we learn the history of the prominent members of a community, 
we are led to study the annals of the people, as shown in our best town his- 
tories. 

An Address of Mrs. John Case Phelps delivered on the occasion of the erection of a 
Monument at Laurel Run, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, to mark the spot ichere 
Capt. Joseph Davis and Lieutenant William Jon.es were slain by the Indians, 
April 23, 1779. With a Sketch of these two officers by Rev. Horace Ed- 
win Hayden, M.A. Wilkes-Barre : Published by the Wyoming Historical 
and Geological Society. 1807. 8vo. pp. 41. 

A Brief Sketch of Captain Joseph Davis and Lieutenant William Jones, who were 
slain by the Indians, April 23, 1779. By Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, M.A. 
Wilkes-Barre, Penu. 1897. 8vo. pp. 17. 

The first of these pamphlets contains the proceedings at the dedication of a 
monument to the memory of Capt. Joseph Davis and Lieut. William Joues, who 
fell in defence of their country, April 23, 1779. The address of Mrs. Phelps and 
the sketches of the two heroes by Rev. Horace E. Hayden are worthy of the 
occasion. 

The second pamphlet is a reprint of Rev. Mr. Hayden's sketches of Davis and 
Jones. 

The Military Hospitals of Bethlehem and Little Pennsylvania during the Revo- 
lutionary War. By John Woolf Jordan. Wilkes-Barre, Penn. 1896. 8vo. 
pp. 23. 

This paper was read before the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, 
May, 1896, and is reprinted from the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and 
Biography for July, 1S9G. It is on an interesting subject, which is well treated. 

Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America. 1633-1 S97. By Lorenzo Sayles 
Fairbanks, A.M. Boston: Printed for the author by the American Printing 
and Engraving Company. 1897. 8vo. pp. 876-f-xci. Price $5 in cloth. Ad- 
dress W. E. Dow, Braiutree, Mass. 

The Doty-Doten Family in America, Descendants of Edward Doty, an Emigrant 
by the Mdyflower, 1620. Compiled by Ethan Allen Doty. Brooklyn, 
N. Y. : Published by the author. 1897. 8vo. pp. 1035. Price $3. Some 
copies are bound in 2 vols, at an advanced price. 

A Genealogiccd Record of the Minot Family in America and England. Boston : 
Privately printed. 1897. 200 copies. 4to. pp. 55. 

Memorial of the Family of Morse. Compiled from the Original Records for the 
Hon. Asa Porter Morse. By Henry~ Dutch Lord. For Private Distribution 
only. Cambridgeport, Mass : Harvard Printing Company. 1896. 8vo. pp. 
380-f-ii-+iii-+244-xii. Besides other pages. Price S5. 

The Lincoln Family and Branches of Wareham, Mass. Compiled by James 
Minor Lincoln. 1885. Oblong 4to. pp. 77. 

Phinehas Pratt and Some of his Descendants. A Monograph. Prepared by 
Eleazer Franklin Pratt. Boston: Printed for Private Distribution. 1897: 
8vo. pp. 164. 

The Sandwiths of Helmsley, Co. York. A Short Preliminary Pedigree. By L. S. 

London : Phi'llimore & Co., 36 Essex Street, Strand. 1897. Ito. pp. 24. 
Pedigree of the Royal Family of Great Britain. Compiled by Henry Edward 

Noad. Printed and published by C. A. Noad, 59 Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn, 

London. Broadside tabular pedigree, 23 in. by 35. 






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A.D. 494 — A.D. 1897. Genealogy of the Sovereigns of Great Britain, showing 
the Descent from Earliest Times, of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria. Compara- 
tive Synoptical Chart Co.. 1051 Ellicott Square. Buffalo, X. Y. Chart on 
cloth, with rollers, 32 in. by 17 in. Price, §5.00. 

The Royal Houses of Great Britain. Xotes on a Genealogical Chart issued in 

Commemoration of the Sixtieth Year of her Majesty's Reign. London, 

Toronto. Buffalo: The Comparative Synoptical Chart Co., Lt'd. 8vo. pp. 
26. Copyrighted 1897. To accompany the above chart. 

Farnsworth Memorial, Being a Record of Matthias Farnsworth and his Desceyi- 
danls in America, gathered from Authentic Soirrces and compiled by Moses 
Franklin Farnsworth of Manti, Utah. 1897. L. A. Lauber, Publisher, 
Manti, Utah, 8vo. pp. 514. 

Tlie Bockee Family (Boucquet). 1641-1897. By Martha Pocket; Flint. 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 1897. 8vo. pp. 158-f-ix. Limited Edition. Price §5. 
Address the author, 3 Barclay Street, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Abraham Howard of Marblehead, Mass., and his Descendants. New York. 
Privately Printed. 1897. 8vo. pp. 71. 

The King Genealogy and its Branches, Moultons, SedgicicJcs and Shaws and their 
Descendants bearing other names. By Harvey B. King. Hartford, Conn. 
1897. Svo. pp. 142. 

A Memorial of Rev. Thomas Smith (Second JIinist p r of Pembroke. Mass.), and 
his Descendants. Compiled by Susan Augusta Smith. Plymouth : Avery & 
Doten. 1S95. Svo. pp. 146. * 

Preliminary Xotes on the Genealogy of the Sampson Mason Family. Printed and 
published by Alverdo II. Mason, East Braintree, Mass. 1897. Svo. pp. 122. 

Some Facts in the History of the Twining Family from A. D. 577. Compiled 
from Private and Public Documents. By the Rev. W. H. G. Twining, Vicar 
of St. Stephen's, "Westminster. Salisbury: Bennett Brothers, Printers. 1895. 
For private circulation. Sin. -ito. pp. 36. 

Supplement to " Some Facts in the History of the Twining Family." 1893. 
Salisbury: Bennett Brothers, Printers. Sm. -ito. pp. 34-4-1. 

Some Facts in the History of the Twining Family. Richard Twining, 1772- 
1857. Part III. Salisbury: Bennett Brothers, Printers. 1S96. For 
private circulation. Sm. 4to. pp. 38. 

Princes. Records of Our Ancestors. Containing a Complete List of all Persons 
by the name of Prince who served in the Lexington Alarm, April, 1775, Re- 
volutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War 1861 — 65. Edited and pub- 
lished by Frank A. Prince. Danielsonville, Conn. Franklin. Mass. : Printed 
by the Sentinel Publishing Company. 1898. Svo. pp. 88. Price. 82. 

Eaton Grange and Xotes of Andrews, Kimball and Eaton Family. Compiled by 
Christie L. Eaton. Concord, N. H. : Republican Press Association. 
1890. Svo. pp. 88. 

Descendants of Andrew/ Webber, 17 63 — 1845. Compiled by Lorenzo Webber, 
Portland, Michigan. Doremus & Mauren, Portland, Michigan* July, 1897. 
12mo. pp. 53-4-1. 

Descendants of Constant Southworth. Second edition. By George C. S. South- 
worth. Salem, Ohio: Press of Harris & Co. 1897. 8vo. pp. 32. 

Upham and Amherst, X. H, Memories. The Genealogy and History of a Branch 
of the Upham Family. By Mrs. Mary Upham Xelley and Warren Upiiam. 
Privately printed. March 25, 1897. Svo. pp. 66. 

Genealogical Xotes of the Whipple-Hill Families, together with Fragmentary 
Records of Other Families. By John Whipple Hill. Chicago: Fergus 
Printing Company. 1897. 8vo. pp. 108. 

The English Ancestry of Simon and Gregory Stone. By William E. Stone, 
Cambridge, Mass. Boston : David Clapp &, Son, Printers. 1897. 8vo. pp. 
12. Price. 50 cents. Address: Mrs. John Livingston Stone, secretary of 
Stone Family Association, Marlborough Mass. 

Leeds: A Xew Jersey Family. Its Beginning and a Branchht. By Clara 
Louise Humeston, once of Huineston, Iowa. California Voice Print, Los 
Angeles, Cal. Issued by B. F. Leeds, 528 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 8vo. 
pp. 17. 

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98 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Some Account of the Ancestors, Relatives and Family of Henry Boardman Taylor. 
With a Memoir written by Himself, and a Supplement. By Rev. B. S. Taylor. 
Brought clown to October, 1892. 12mo. pp. 72. 

Howland — Crocker — Jenkins — Holbrppk. A Genealogy. Boston: The F. B. 
Printing Establishment. 1887. 12mo. pp. 12. 

American Ancestral Chart, including dates of Leading Events, of a Branch of 
the Family of Rev. John Moure of Newtown, L. I., which settled in Pennsyl- 
vania* Compiled from Wills, Deeds, Family Records and other Authentic 
Sources. By J. W. Moore, Eastou, Pa. Copyright, 1897. Broadside, 28 by 
41 inches. Folded, in cover. 

Moses Marcy and his Descendants. 8vo. pp. 15. 

The Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman and Capt. John Sherman. January, 1897. 

Jacob Kuhn and his Descendants. By George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. 8vo. pp. 9. 

Jacob and Hannah (Lawrence) Schieffelin of New York. By Isaac J. Green- 
wood, A.M. Boston: David Clapp & Son, Printers. 1897. 8vo. pp. 7. 

The English Ancestry of the Families of Batt and Biley. By J. Henry Lea. 
Boston: David Clapp & Son, Printers. 1897. 8vo. pp. 20. 

Richard Williams of Taunton, and his Connection with the Cromwell Family. 
8vo. pp. 4. 

Official Report of the First American Tyler Reunion, held at North Andover, 
3Iass., Wednesday, September 2, 1896. By Willard I. Tyler Brigham. 
Chicago, 111. : 1897. 8vo. pp. 47-f-l. 

The Hills Family Genealogical and Historical Association. Incorporated.. July 6, 
1804. Third Annual Report of the Directors, Boston, June 1, 1897. 8vo. 
pp. 14. 

Prospectus and Year Book containing the History, Constitution, By-Laws, List of 
Officers and Members of the Knowlton Association of America. Compiled and 
edited by William Herrick Griffith. Published under the auspices of 
Miner Rockwell Knowlton and William Herrick Griffith. Albany, X. Y. : 
S. H. Wentworth, Printer. 1897. 8vo. pp. 88. Address: Win. II. Griffith, 
secretary, 37 Maiden Lane, Albany, N* Y. 

First Annual Reunion of the Descendants of Col. George Buchanan. 1892. 
(The Clan Buchanan, 1892.) Sq. 16mo. pp. 55. 

Account of the Fourth Annual Gathering of the Bayley-Bailey Family Association 
held at Rowley, Mass., August 19th, 1896. Somerville Citizen Print. 1897. 
8vo. pp. 34. Address : Hollis R. Bailey, secretary, 53 State St., Boston, Mass.. 

Ancestors and Descendants of Francis and Ebenezer Cobb of Plympton, Mass., 
and Cornish, N. H. 8vo. pp. 8. 

We continue in this number our quarterly list of recent genealogical works. 

The volume on the Fairbanks family contains over 950 pages, and is well 
filled with the records of that family, evidently compiled with care. It gives 
the descendants of Jonathan Fairbank, who came to New England in 1638 and 
settled at Dcdham, Mass., where he died Dec. 5, 1668. The book makes a 
handsome volume, illustrated with over fifty portraits besides other engravings. 
The family is to be congratulated on having so full a record of the various 
branches of that ancient Xew England family. The volume has a good index. 

The two volumes on the Doty or Doten family are a great addition to the 
genealogical works relating to the descendants of the Mayflower pilgrims. 
The compiler, Mr. Ethan Allen Doty of Brooklyn, N. Y., has evidently de- 
voted much care to the compilation of this work, which is well printed and 
bound, and has a very full index. 

The record of the Mi not family is an elegant volume worthy of the family 
so prominent in the history of Massachusetts. A genealogy of that family by 
the pioneer genealogist, Lemuel Shattuck, was printed in the first volumes of 
the Register. The Massachusetts family is descended from Elder George Minot 
who was born Aug. 4, 1590, at Saffron Walden, Essex, where his father Thomas 
Minot was a man of education and wealth. The son was one of the rtr^t settlers 
of Dorchester, Mass. The book is compiled by Joseph Grafton Minot. Esq., 
of Boston, who acknowledges indebtedness to Walter Kendall Watkius for re- 
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family in England is fully given and the genealogy is well traced. The book is 
printed on line white paper with broad margins and is neatly and substantially 
bound. It is illustrated with engravings of the church of Saffron, Walden, 
exterior and interior, and Audley End Mansion in Essex, besides other illustra- 
tions. 

Mr. Lord's Memorials of the family of Morse is a later edition of the work 
noticed in the Register for January, ISO" (vol. 51, page 93), with additions and 
revision. 

The Lincoln volume contains Hon. Solomon Lincoln's article on the Lincoln 
family of Massachusetts, reprinted from the Register of October, 1865, and 
other Lincoln matter by the compiler. It is handsomely printed and embellished 
by elegant photographic views. 

The Narrative of Phinehas Pratt is well known as an original authority on the 
beginnings of New England history. The late Eleazer F. Pratt of Boston, a de- 
scendant of Phinehas, devoted much time during his long life to the collection 
of the records of his kindred, and his sons (Messrs. Francis S. and Charles H. 
Pratt) have given to the public the result of his labors in an attractive form. 
It is from the press of T. R. Marvin & Son. 

The Sand with pedigree is traced to the reign of Henry VIII., George Sand- 
with of Oswaldkirk, in Yorkshire, the stirps of this family, being found in 
that county in 1525. He died Nov. 12, 1500. The pedigree seems to be com- 
piled with great care and judgment. The author says in the Introduction, that 
it is printed to " place beyond the loss by Are or other cause, a large ma=.s of 
genealogical facts that represent many years of labor and research." The 
author asks that corrections or additions be sent to his publishers, Messrs. 
Phillimore & Co. 

The pedigree of the Royal Family gives the descendants of George III., 
King of England, to the present time, with precise dates. It will be found 
very useful. 

The genealogical chart of the sovereigns of Great Britain is issued in " com- 
memoration of the Sixtieth Year of Her Majesty's Reign and the Thirteenth 
Centenary of the Foundation of the See of Canterbury." It is ingeniously 
contrived to show at a glance much interesting information. 

The pamphlet on the Royal Houses is intended as a companion to the chart. 
It gives matter that could not conveniently be got into the chart. 

The Farnsworth volume contains a valuable record of the Farnsworth Family 
in this country, compiled by Moses F. Farnsworth of Manti, Utah. He has evi- 
dently spent much time collecting the records of this scattered family. It is 
well arranged and well indexed. 

The book on the Bocke'e family is an interesting record of a family of 
French descent. The name was originally spelled Boucquet, and descendants 
use a variety of spelling. The book is well arranged and handsomely printed, 
with a good index. 

The book on the Howard family is devoted to the descendants of Abraham 
Howard of Marblehead, and is a well printed volume, with full indexes. The 
volume combines the results of the independent researches of Joseph P. How- 
ard of New York, Judge Nathaniel J. Holden of Salem, and the compiler, Henry 
W. B. Howard, 174 Hicks Street. Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The King genealogy contains much matter about the King family in this 
country, and is an important addition to American genealogy. It is embel- 
lished with portraits and views of buildings, with maps, showing the location 
of places where the early Kings settled. 

The Smith Memorial is an interesting volume. It contains a full genealogical 
record from 1707 to 1895, and Miss Smith, the compiler, does herself credit by 
her work. 

Sampson Mason, to whose genealogy the next book is devoted, carne to New Eng- 
land and settled in Dorchester in 16-10, and thence removed to Rehoboth. Theoid 
church at Swansea was organized at his house in 16G3. A genealogy of his 
descendants by Judge Ira M. Barton was published in the Register for July, 
1864. The present work has lar^e additions to that article. 

The three works on the Twinings, whose titles we give, are compiled by Miss 
Louisa Twining of Rochester, Kent, England. They give much genealogical 
and biographical matter relative to the Twining family. She has preserved 
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The volume on the Prince family contains the records of many of the name 
who served in the Revolutionary war, the war of 1S12, and the civil war. It 
will be found a useful compilation. 

Eaton Grange, which furnishes the title for the next work on our list, is the 
summer home of the sons and daughters of John Eaton. The eldest son, Gen. 
John Eaton, is the executive in charge of the affairs of the Grange, and Miss 
Christie L. Eaton, the author of this work, is the matron and hostess. Much 
biographical, genealogical and historical matter will be found iu these pages. 

The pamphlet on the Webber family furnishes a good account of the descend- 
ants of Andrew Webber, born in Methuen Feb. IS, 17G3. He was a son of 
William and Lucy (Kimball) Webber and a grandson of Edward Webber of 
Ipswich, Mass. The descendants are well traced. 

The Southworth pamphlet is printed for the author, Geo. C. S. Southworth 
of Salem, O., for private distribution. It relates, as its title states, to the de- 
scendants of Constant Southworth of Duxbury, Mass., son of Edward South- 
worth, whose widow Alice was the second wife of Gov. William Bradford. 

The Upham pamphlet gives a record of the descendants of the Uphams who 
settled in Amherst, N. EL, prefixed by a sketch of the early history of the 
family. It has a cjood index. 

The Whipple-Hill pamphlet seems to be devoted to a record of the ancestry 
of the compiler, besides an account of the Whipple and Hill families and frag- 
mentary records of the Hawkins, Wager, Walker, Hall. Redeway, Tower, 
Sabin, Fisher, Allen, Maryott, Bullard, Matson, Brown, Read, Slocomb, Met- 
calf, Abel, Bucklin, Barstow and Farrington families. It has an index. 

The Stone pamphlet gives the lately discovered information as to the birth- 
place and ancestry of Simon Stone of Watertown and Gregory Stone of Cam- 
bridge, winch was read by the author at a meeting of the Stone Family Asso- 
ciation, Jan. 20, 1897- It is a valuable contribution to the history of the Stones. 

The Leeds pamphlet was noticed by us in July, 1897, but there was a typo- 
grapical error in the title which leads us to give the title correctly here. 

The next pamphlet, on Henry Boardman Taylor and his ancestry and kindred, 
is a genealogy of one branch of the Taylor family. The author has been suc- 
cessful in tracing this line. 

The pamphlet on the Howland and other families gives brief genealogies of 
families bearing those names. 

The contents of the Moore chart are described on its title. 

The Marcy pamphlet is by Prof. Oliver Marcy. LL.D., of the Northwestern 
University, lie contributed an article on this family to the Register for July, 
1875. This pamphlet is printed to preserve matter obtained since that article 
was published. He acknowledges assistance from the late Manning Leonard 
of Southbridge. 

The Sherman pamphlet was compiled by Charles A. White of New Haven, 
Conn. Our readers have the substance of it contributed by Mr. White to the 
Register for July, 1607. 

The next four pamphlets — Kulin. Schieffelin, Batt and Byley. and Richard 
Williams — are reprints from the Register and are known to our reader-. 

The pamphlet on the Tyler gathering gives an account of the first Tyler Re- 
union at North Andover Centre In September last. It has for a frontispiece a 
portrait of Prof. William S. Tyler of Amherst College. 

The Hills pamphlet contains the third annual report of the Directors of the 
Hills Family Genealogical and Historical Association, organized July 0, 1894. 
The president of the association is Thomas Hills, K St., South Boston, and the 
general secretary is Edwin M. Hills, 159 School St., Taunton, Mass. 

The Knowlton pamphlet contains accounts of the first and second reunions 
of the Knowlton Association, the first held at Hartford, Conn., Nov. 13, 1695, 
and the second at Boston, Mass., June 17, 189G. 

The Buchanan book gives an account of the " First Gathering of the Bu- 
chanan Clan, Trotting Creek, Miami Co., Ohio, Saturday, October I, 1892." 
It contains a list of some of the descendants of Col. George Buchanan. 

The Baiiey-Bayley pamphlet contains an account of the fourth Annual Gather- 
ing, which was held at Rowley, Mass., iu August, 1896. Hollis R. Bailey, 33 
State St.. Boston, is the secretary. 

The Cobb pamphlet contains genealogical matter concerning one line of that 
family. It has a view of the residence of Ebenezer Cobb of Kingston, Mass. 






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1898.] liecent Publications. 101 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS,*, 

Presented to tSe New-England Historic Genealogical Society prom July 1G 

to December 1, 1S97. 

Prepared by Lucy Hall Greenlaw. 

I. Publications written or edited by Members of the Society. 

Genealogy. 

Genealogy of the Fairbanks Family in America, 1633-1897. By Lorenzo Say'es 
Fairbanks, A.M. Boston. 1897. Svo. pp. 876.-f-xci. 

A Genealogical Record of the Minot Family in America and England. Boston. 
1897. 4to. pp. oo. 

Phinehas Pratt and some of his Descendants. A monograph prepared by Eleazer 
Franklin Pratt. Boston. 1897. Svo. pp. 164. 

The English Ancstry of the Families of Batt and Biley. By J. Henry Lea. Bos- 
ton. 1897. Svo. pp. 26. 

The English Ancestry of Simon and Gregory Stone. By William E. Stone. Bos- 
ton. 1897. Svo. pp. 12. 

Jacob Kuhn and his Descendants. By George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. [Reprinted 
from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, October, Ia97.j Svo. 
pp. 9. 

Henry Andrews of Taunton. By Hon. Josiah Drummond, of Portland, Me. 1897. 
Svo. pp. 9. 

Jacob and Hannah (Lawrence) Scheiffelin of New York. By Isaac J. Greenwood, 
A.M. [Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, Oc- 
tober, 1897.] Boston. 1897. Svo. pp. 7. 

Ancestry of Phebe Pierce of "YVobura. By William R. Cutter and Arthur G. Bor- 
ing. [Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, Jan- 
uary, 189S.] 

Local History. 

Farmington Soldiers in the Colonial Wars. An Historical Address delivered at the 
annual meeting of the Village Library Company of Farmington, Conn., Sept. 8, 
1897. By Julius Gay. Hartford. 1S97. Svo. pp". 22. 

A Walk around Salem Neck and Winter Island. A Paper read before the Essex 
Institute, January 4, 1S97. By William Lewis "Welch. [From the Histoiical Col- 
ections of the Essex Institute. Vol. XXXIII. 1897.] Salem. 1897. Svo. 

The Grantees of Ciaremont, X. II. Reprinted from " Granite Monthly." Also a 
Chronological List of the Town Officers. Representatives and Postmasters. 1767- 
1893. Reprinted from " The National Eagle." Compiled by Charles B. Spofford. 
Svo. pp. 15. 

Roll of Honor. Groton, Massachusetts. By Samuel A. Green. Svo. pp. 7. 

Criminal Trials in the Court of Assistants and Superior Court of Judicature 1630- 
1700. By John Noble. Reprinted from the Publications of the Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts. Vol. III. Cambridge. 1897. 8vo. pp. 18. 

Catalogue of Records and Files in the Office of the Clerk of the Supreme Judicial 
Court for the County of Suffolk. Revised i 896. Boston. 1S97. Svo. 

The Libel Suit of Knowles v. Douglass. 1748 and 1749. By John Noble. Re- 
printed from the Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Vol. III. 
Cambridge. 1897. 8vo. pp. 31. 

Reminiscences of the Past Half Century. April 9, 1847, to April 9, 1S97. By 
Benjamin F. Stevens, President of the New-England Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany. Boston. 1897. 12mo. pp. 44. 

Biography. 

Memoir of William John Potts. By Frederick D. Stone. Philadelphia. 1897. 
12rno. pp. 40. 

Memoir of John Forrester Andrew. By Edmund March Wheelwright. Reprinted 
from the Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Vol. III. Cam- 
bridge. 1897. 4to. pp. 26. 

Alexander Hamilton in New Jersey. An Address before the Washington Asso- 
ciation of New Jersey at Morristown, on February 22, 1897. By William Nelson. 
Morristown. 1897. Svo. pp. 16. 

Bishop Wren and his Candidates for Confirmation at Little Glemhara in 1636. 
8vo. pp. 3. [By Rev. John J. Raven, D.D.] 

* This list does not include publications which are elsewhere noticed, unless written 
by a member. 



102 Recent Publications. [Jan. 

Bibliography. 

A List of Early American Imprint?, 1040-1709, belonging to the library of the 
American Antiquarian Society. With an Introduction and Notes by Nathaniel 
Paine. Worcester. 1896. Svo. pp. SO. 

A List of Early American Broadsides, 168O-1S00, belonging to the library of the 
American Antiquarian Society. With an Introduction and Notes by Nathaniel 
Paine. Worcester. 1897. Svo. pp. 64. 

Woburn Public Library. Bulletin of Accessions, for the three months beginning 
March 4, 1896, and ending June 1, 1896. 4to. pp. 12. 

Colleges and Schools. 

Naval War College. Summer of 1897. Some Aspects of Naval Administration 
in War, with its Attendant Belongings of Peace. Address delivered July 30, 1397, 
by Hear- Admiral G. E. Belknap, United States Navy. Washington. 1897. 8vo. 
pp. 48. 

Miscellaneous. 

A Poem presented to his Excellency William Burnet, Esq., on his Arrival at Bos- 
ton. Fifty copies reprinted from the edition of 1728 by William Nelson, Pater son, 
N.J. 1897. Svo. pp. o. 

II. Other Publications. 
Jjoeal History. 

The Early Records of the Town of Providence. Vol. XII. Being the Book called 
Town Council No. 2, 1715 to 1732, and containing the Records of the Providence 
Town Councils. Printed under authority of the City Council of Providence by Ho- 
ratio E-ogers and Edward Field, Record Commissioners. Providence. 1897. Sm. 4to. 
pp. 1 15. 

The Early Records of the Town of Providence. Volume XIII. Being the Book 
called Town Meeting No. 2, 1716 to 1721, and containing the Records of the Provi- 
dence Town Meeting. Printed under authority of the City Council of Providence by 
Horatio Rogers and Edward Field, Record Commissioners, Providence. 1897. Sin. 
4to. pp. 83. 

Augusta Centennial Souvenir issued by the Daily Kennebec Journal. Augusta. 
1897. Oblong 4to. pp. 63. 

Celebration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Organization of the First- 
Congregational Church, at Belfast, Maine. Belfast. 3 897. 12m.o. pp. 68. 

The Establishment of Public Parks in the City of New York. By Gherardi Da- 
vis. Read before the New York Historical Society, April 6, 1897. 16mo. pp. 47. 

A Catalogue of Barkhamsted Men who served in the Various Wars. 1775 to 
1865. Compiled, arranged and published by Win. Wallace Lee (a native of the 
town). Meriden, Conn. 1S97. Svo. pp. 100. 

History of the Town of Frankfort [Me.], by Erasmus Jones. W r interport. 1 897. 
12mo. pp. 57. 

Addresses of Joseph M. Morehead on the Life and Times of James Hunter, "Gen- 
eral" of the Regulators ; of Professor J. M. Weatherly, on the presentation of David 
Clark's Portrait of John Penn ; and of Hon. Charles M. Stedman, on the Dedication 
of the Schenck Museum, Guilford Battle Ground, July 8, 1897. Published by rhe 
Guilford Battle Ground Company. Greensboro, N. C. 1897. Svo. pp. 66._ 

Biography. 

Memorials of William Cranch Bond, Director of the Harvard College Observatory, 
1840-1859, and of his son George Phillips Bond, Director of the Harvard College 
Observatory, 1859-1865. By Edward S. Holden. San Francisco. 1897. 12mo. pp 296- 

In Memoriam. Stephen Henry Phillips. Svo. pp. 16. 

The Story of Penelope Stout as verified by the events of history and official records. 
By Thomas Hale Streets. Philadelphia. 1897. 16mo. pp. 16. 

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of Henry lngails. President of the 
Lincoln County Bar Association. At the Supreme Court, for the County of Lincoln 
(Maine), April Term, 1897. Wiscasset. 1897. Svo. pp. 31. 

Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince's Subscribers. Compiled by Miss Emma F. 
Ware. [Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, 
January, 1898.) 

Memorial Addresses on the Life and Character of James .Sumner, delivered at Com- 
mercial Hall, Sunday, November 10, 1895, with his last public address. Boston, 
1895. 12mo. pp. 52. 



1898.] Recent Publicatioyis. 10?> 

Exercises at the Dedication of the Monument to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and 
the Fifty-fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry, May 31, 1897. Boston. 1897. 
Svo. pp. 71. 

American Society of Railroad Superintendents. In Memoriam. John Adams. 
William Grafton Wattson. Waterman Stone. Svo. 

Bibliography. 

Catalogue of a Portion of the Library of Hamline E. Robinson (Editor of the Ma- 
ryville, Mo., Republican). Maryville. 1S97. 12mo. pp. 103. 

Colleges and Schools. 

Biographical Catalogue of the Alumni of the College of Liberal Arts, Northwest- 
ern University. Edwin L. Shuman, Historian. 1894. 8vo. pp. 100. 

Catalogue of Lombard University, Galesburg, Illinois, for the year ending June 3, 
1897. Galesburg. 1S97. 12mo. pp. 97. 

Official Register of the Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, West 
Point, N. Y. June 1897. 16mo. pp. 39. 

Twentv- eighth Annual Catalogue of Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa., 1896-7. 
Philadelphia. 1897. 12mo. pp. 66. 

The Inauguration of William Lyne Wilson, LL.D., as President of Washington 
and Lee University, Lexington, Ya., September 15, 1S97. Lynchburg, Ya. 1897. 
8vo. pp. 49. 

Speeches and Addresses at the Dedication of the High School Building, Medford, 
Mass., May 21, 1896. 12mo. pp. 25. 

Societies and Institutions. 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Roval Societv of Canada. Second Series. 
Volume II. Meeting of May, 1S96. Svo. pp. xxiil.-|-l"68-f-289-f 188-f-2U. 

Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Second Series. Vol. XL 

1896, 1897. Boston. 1897. Svo. pp. 469. 

List of Officers and Members of the Massachusetts Historical Society, January, 
1791— September, 1897. Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 22. 

The Act of Incorporation, with the Additional Acts and By-Laws of the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society, and a List of Officers and Resident Members, August, 

1897. Boston. 1897. Svo. pp. 27. 

Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society. Volume VI. Hartford. 1897. 
8vo. pp. 410. 

Transactions of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1S89-96. Edited by F. G. 
Adams, Secretary. Vol. V. Topeka. 1S96. 8vo. pp. 695. 

Proceedings of the Vermont Historical Society, October 20 and November 5, 1896. 
Montpelier. 1897. 8vo. pp. 103. 

Report of Proceedings of the Wyoming:: Commemorative Association, on the occa- 
sion of the 119th anniversary of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming, July 3, 1897. 
8vo. pp. 21. 

Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, for the year 1896. Part 
LT. Boston. 1897. Svo. pp. 158 — f— ii. 

Transactions of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, for the year 1895. Part 
III., being the list of Accessions to the Library during the year. Boston. 1897. Svo. 
pp. 66. 

Peabody Education Fund. Proceedings of the Trustees at their Thirty- sixth 
Meeting, New York, 6 October, 1897. With the annual report of the General Agent, 
Hon. L. M. Curry. Cambridge. 1897. Svo. pp. 65. 

Field Columbian Museum. Second Annual Exchange Catalogue, for the year 
1897-98. Chicago. 1897. 12mo. pp. 41. 

Minutes of the Eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of the General Association of the 
Congregational and Presbyterian Churches of New Hampshire, held at Portsmouth, 
Sept. 21, 22 and 23, 1S97. Ninety-sixth Annual Report of the New Hampshire Home 
Missionary Societv. Bristol. 1897. Svo. pp. 318. 

Journal of the One Hundred and Twelfth Annual Convention of the Diocese of 
Massachusetts, May 19 and 20, 1897. Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 331. 

Whitemarsh Reformed Congregation in the Holland Archives, By Henry S. Dot- 
terer. Read before the Historical Society of Montgomery County, at Fort Wash- 
ington, Pa., September 23, 1897. 8vo. pp. 7. 

Year Book, 1897, of Paul Jones Club of the Sons of the American Revolution, at 
Portsmouth, N. H. By Oliver Libby Frisbee, A.M., Historian of the Club. 12mo. 

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First Fifty Years of Fraternity Lodge, No. IIS, of the Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, Salem, Mass, Salem. 1S97. lOmo. 

Proceedings of the Twenty-sixth Meeting of the American Society of Railroad Su- 
perintendents, held at Niagara Falls, September 9 and 10, 189G. New York. 1897. 
Svo. pp. S9. 

U. S. Government, State and Municipal Publications. 

Fifteenth Annual Report of the bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smith- 
sonian Institution, 1S93-94, by J. W, Powell, Director. Washington. 1S97. 4to. 
pp. cxx.-f"366. 

Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary 
of the Smithsonian Institution, 1S94-95, by J. W. Powell, Director. Washington. 
1897. cxix.-f-326. 

Statistics of Libraries and Library Lesislation in the United States. "Washington. 
1897. Svo. pp. 260. 

Acts and Resolves passed by the General Court of Massachusetts, in the year 1S97, 
together with the Constitution, the Messages of the Governor, List of the Civil Gov- 
ernment. Tables showing changes in the Statutes, changes of names of persons, etc. 
Published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Boston. 1897. Svo. pp. 927. 

Census of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1895. Prepared under the di- 
rection of Horace G. Wadlin, Chief of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor. Volume I. 
Boston. 1S96. Svo. pp. xiii.-f 865. 

Report of the City Auditor of the Receipts and Expenditures of the City of Bos- 
ton and the Countv of Suffolk, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, for the financial 
year 1S90-97. February 1.1896, to January 31, 1897. Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 313. 

Thirty- second Annnal Report of the City of Burlington, Vt., for the year ending 
December 31. 1S96. Burlington. 1897. Svo. pp. 239. 

Citv of Medford. Annual Report of the City Clerk for the year ending January 
31, 1897. Boston. 1897. 8vo. pp. 12. 



DEATHS. 



Mrs. Eliza Ann Colburn, widow of Jere- 
miah Colburn (president of the Bos- 
ton Numismatic Society, and man- 
aging editor of the American Jour- 
nal of Numismatics) died at her resi- 
dence, Longwood Avenue, Brookline, 
Mass., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1S97. aired 
77. She was the; daughter of John 
and Eliza (Thurston) Blaekman of 
Dorchester, where she was born. Her 
father died when she was a child, and 
her mother married Mr. Edward A. 
Raymond of Boston, in whose family 



she was brought up. On the 30th of 
April, 1840, she married Mr. Colburn, 
who was then in business in Boston. 
He was one of the founders of the 
Boston Numismatic Society and suc- 
ceeded Winslow Lewis, M.D., as pre- 
sident, which office he held till his 
death. (See Memoir of Jeremiah Col- 
burn, Register, vol. 47, pp. 42-5-433.) 
Bv her will she gave iiberallv to cha- 
ritable institutions. It is said that her 
bequests aggregated fifty- five thousand 
dollars. 



Errata. — Vol. 50, p. 100, line 14 from bottom, for David and Mrs. Sarah, read 
Bickford and Mrs. Sarah. 

Vol. 51, pp. 83, lines 17 and 18 from bottom, for Josiah Blossom West of 
Barnstable, read Josiah Blossom of West Barnstable. 

Page 230, line 6, for Stephen Hopkins Emery, read Samuel Hopkins Emery. 

Page '67S, line 8 irom bottom, for pp. 19, read pp. x i 1 . -f- 1 1 o -f- 1 •> . These figures 
represent the number of pages" in Vol. 2 of the Collections of the Topstield 
Historical Society. 

Page 3SG, line 23. for Its Beginnings and Branches, read Its Beginning and a 
Branchlet. 

Page 437, line 31, for the father of three children, read the father of these 
children. 

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GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IX ENGLAND. 

By Henry F. Waters, A.M. 
[Continued from page 124.] 

William Bateman citizen, bricklayer and tiler of London 15 March 28 
Eliz :, with a codicil dated 16 March 1585, proved 25 June 1 5 c G . To be 
buried within the parish church of St. Katherine Cpeechurch in London. 
where I am now a parishioner, near the body of my late wife. After debts 
and duties paid or set in order my goods &c. shall be divided into three 
equal partes, whereof one part I give to Alice my now wife, to her own 
proper use forever, one other part I give and bequeath to my and amongst 
my children, viz 1 ., Robert. Leonard, William and Margaret Bateman, equal- 
ly antongst them to be divided, and to be paid and delivered to them at 
such time as they shall accomplish and come to their several ages of one and 
twenty years or days of marriage, which shall first happen, and the third 
part I do reserve unto myself and unto my executor, to' pay and discharge 
my legacies and bequests. The poor of this parish. Mabel I Ward, my 
mother, and Mary Bateman. now dwelling with me, and Alice Ward, ray 
sister's daughter, and Thomas Bateman, my brother Roger Bateman his 
son. I forgive and discharge mv said brother Roger all such debts and du- 
ties as he shall owe unto me at the time of my decease. To my brother 
Richard my old livery gown, being uulined, and ten shillings in money and 
to Hellene his wife mv night gown which I do most commonlv use to wear 
and also ten shillings in money. The companv of Bricklavers and Tilers 
whereof I am a member, for recreation and drinking, they to go with mv 
body to the burial. Robert Hunter, who married my first wife's sister, and 
Elizabeth his now wife and their three children. My cousin Thomas Juxon 
of London merchant tailor. Richard Kirbj carpeuter. Ananias Dare 
bricklayer and tiler. My wife's brother Henrv Thornelev. The foresail] 
Thomas Juxon my cousin to be my full and sole executor. The overseers 
to be my loving friends John Jackman of London grocer and Andrew 
Marshe of Loudon draper. Certain freehold lands, messuages &c. at Lime- 
house. Two messuages in St. Stephens Coleman Street. Thomas Juxou 
sod of my said cousin Thomas Juxon. My tenauts in Lillepot Alley. 

Windsor, 31. 

Sententia absolutoria in negotio compi bonorum Wittmi Bateman de- 
funct, was promulgated 6 June 1502 following upon litigation between Rob- 
ert Bateman, of the one part, and Thomas Juxon, executor, of the other 
part. Harrington, 49. 

Hujifrye Cooke citizen and cooper of London, 19 June 1594, proved 
22 June 1594. To wife Margaret the lease of this house in Pudding Lane 
for life. Then to be sold and the money divided among mv children. 
Thomas, Joane and Elizabeth. Also to wife Margaret the moiety of a lease 
of grounds commonlv called Tvmerlog^e Close ah Cocklane Close in Ste- 
hunheth for three years. To poor almsmen at Ratcliff. To Ratcliff School. 
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seer. Witnessed by Francis Kitchin parson of St. Clements near East- 
cheape. Dixy, 50. 

[The above I saved hoping it might help us find out who the John Ireland was 
whose daughter Elizabeth was the wife of Thomas Juxon and mother of Samp- 
son Cotton's wife. See Rl:g. ; Vol. 43, pp. 304, 305, for will of Thomas Juxon, 
which should come in here. — II. F. W.] 

Sentence for the confirmation of the will and codicil of Thomas Juxon, 
late of the parish of St. Michael Pater Noster within the city of Lon- 
don deceased was promulgated 16 February 1620 following upon litigation 
between Elizabeth Juxon relict and executrix of the one part and Albon 
Juxon and Ellias Juxon, sons, and Mary Hobby, Elizabeth Cotten and 
Rebecca Pittes, daughters of the deceased, and all others interested. 

Dale, 12. 

John Ireland citizen and Salter of London, 24 September 11 James, 
with two codicils bearing date 21 May 1614, 12 James, another dated 22 
May, of the same year, proved 27 June 1614. To be buried in the parish 
church of St. Mildreds in Bread Street, London. I give and bequeath all 
my lauds, tenements &c. in Newbury Berks to my Son Thomas Ireland for 
and during his natural life, then to the heirs of his body &c. ; and if he 
die without issue then the said lauds &c. to be sold and the money there- 
upon coming to be equally divided amongst such of the children of my 
three daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Hester as then shall be living. I 
have heretofore advanced my several children, as well sons as daughters, 
excepting my said son Thomas whom I have not fully advanced. To him 
three hundred and fifty pounds. A provisional bequest to Anne the wife of 
the said Thomas Ireland. To my daughter Elizabeth Juxon two hundred 
pounds. To my daughter Hester Crispe fifty pounds. To my daughter 
Mary Hankinson forty pounds and to my son inlaw Garret Hankinson, her 
husband, ten pounds. To my nephew Randall Barnard ten pounds, and 
I freely remit unto him the debt that he oweth me. My sons in law 
Thomas Juxon, Garret Hankinson and Ellice Crispe. Nicholas Crispe 
citizen and skinner of London. My house called the Two Black Boys in 
the parish of St. Mildred's, Bread Street. The poor of the Company 
of Salteis of London. The poor of this parish. The two daughters of 
my sou Tobye Ireland deceased at eighteen or marriage. Alice Chapman 
the late wife of my son Tobie. My son Ellice Crispe I have found aid- 
ing, faithful and helpful to me in all my business. The poor of the town 
of Northampton, in the county of Northampton, where I was born, to- 
wards a stock for their relief. Sundry Hospitals and Prisons. I would 
have no dole or congregating of people together on the day of my funeral. 
Forescore poor men and women. To my daughter Elizabeth Juxon the 
best chest of linen I have, not to be appraised as any part of my estate, 
for her to dispose towards the marriage of her daughters, aud the rest of 
my linen to Hester Crispe. Sou in law Ellice Crispe to be sole executor 
and my son in law Thomas Juxon and my good friends Nicholas Crispe 
and Thomas Edney of London, skinners, and Thomas Ince who married 
Ellice Crispe his daughter to be overseers. (The name of Ince afterwards 
appears as luche.) Randall Barnard's brother's daughter whom I placed 
in this town. Mary Blacke wife unto Robert Biacke. Elizabeth Holden 
wife of John Holden. Bridget Abdye wife of George Abdye. Mary 
Hobbve wife of Richard Hobbye. Elizabeth Cotton wife of Sampson Cot- 
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Henry Waller of the parish of St. Martin in the Fields, Middlesex, 
joiner, 19 January 1G21, proved 29 January 1621. To be buried in the 
parish church there near late wife Anne. The poor of that parish. There 
shall not be any blacks given at nay funeral nor any banquetting stuff 
used, but only given to every one which shall accompany ray body to the 
church some biskett, bread and wine. The poor of Carptmell (Cartmel) 
in Lancashire where I was borne. The church and Bchoolhouse at Carpt- 
mell. The Joyners Hall iu London. The poor of that Company. The 
vestrymen of St. Martin in the Fields for a dinner. My very good friends 
and neighbors Gabriel Brewer, armorer, and John Snellinge, turner, to 
be executors. My gossip Edward Kinge, scrivener, the writer hereof. 
My brother in law Thornbury. My nephew Henry Kirrell, grocer. My 
late servant Thomas Kinge. William Pierson, joyner, and his wife. My 
good friend and countryman Mr. Curwen. My friend Richard Greene. 
My neighbor William Emyn, vintner. Neighbor Anthony Hill, chandler. 
Mr. Danson, clarke, vicar of Camberwell. For tokens to buy them 
rings I give to these my friends hereafter named, viz*., James Huckell and 
Catherine Huckell his wife, William Hudson and Jane his wife and 
Thomas Hudson their son, Andrew Bright and his wife, John Neive, Mr. 
William Kerry, Mr. Patchings his fellow, Mr. Thomas Graves and his 
wife Hester Graves, mv brother in law John Kirrell and his wife, Anne 
the wife of the aforesaid Edward Kinge and Hester daughter of Edward 
Hughes (all of them twenty shillings apiece). My nephew Nicholas 
Reade. Barbara Baniou widow. Her children. Her late husband Ran- 
dall Banion. I give and bequeath unto my said nephew Nicholas Reade, 
to my said brother in law Thornbury and to my brother in law Edward 
Wyer equalty between them all such debts and moneys as are due to me 
for work done either by the King's Majesty, the Prince or by any noble 
and worshipful personages &c. To my said brother in law John Kirrell 
my satin doublet, my velvet hose and my black silk stockings. To my 
sister in law Kirrell my late wife's bast silk srograin sown and all her 
wearing linen, to be disposed of part to herself and the rest amon^ my 
kindred and friends as she shall think fit. My sister in law Wyer. My 
niece Anne Reade. My said nephew Nicholas Reade and Anne his wife 
and their children James, Alice, Anne and Nicholas Reade. My nephew 
William Waller, dwelling in St. Clements Danes, and his children. Ri- 
chard, John, Margaret and Agnes children of my sister Agnes and Wil- 
liam Newby her husband. George, Edward, Richard, James and Agnes 
children of my late brother Richard Waller. Richard and Elizabeth 
children of my late brother Peter. My said eleven nephews and nieces 
in the country. Savile, 2. 

Matthew Sheppard of London, grocer, the elder, 3 July 1625. proved 
11 October 1625. In the parish of Christ Church in the Ward of Farry- 
ton (Faringdon) within. Brother John Sheppard and his wife. Richard 
Sheppard son of my brother Richard deceased. Annys Sheppard and Rosso 
Sheppard at days of marriage. Thomas Boothe. William Boothe and 
his wife and her daughter. Henry Shepparde's, especially Matthew, my god- 
child. I give unto John Juxon the eider twenty shillings and his wife 
twenty shillings and to John Juxon's children ten shillings apiece, Ri- 
chard Bygges and his wife and her children. Matthew Whithed and his 
good wife Mary. To Rowland Juxon all that debt which he doth owe un- 
to me and to his children ten shillings apiece. To Raph Juxon the debt 






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which he oweth unto me and to his wife ten shillings and to his children 
ten shillings apiece. To Arthur Juxon twenty shillings and to his wife 
twenty shillings. My sister Smallwood and her children. The parish of 
Wylsdon where I was born. A gift to the poor there to be paid at or the 
Sunday after St. Matthew's day, being the one and twentieth of Septem- 
ber, which twenty shillings is to go out of the rent of the Fox which 
I have set over unto my son Matthew Sheppard for his wife's jointure. 
The residue tovufe Sara whom I make sole executrix. The overseers I 
do intreat to be Richard Bilges and John Juxon and Arthur Juxon if need 
require. Clarke, 110. 

Ellis Crispe citizen and alderman of London (a long will) 27 Au- 
gust l pt Charles, proved 7 November 1G25. A copartnership with my son 
Nicholas. Wife Hester Crispe. My children Nicholas, Samuel, and Toby 
Crispe and Elizabeth the wife of Roger Charnocke of Gray's Inn, Mid- 
dlesex, Esq. The Company of baiters in London whereof I am a mem- 
ber. My cousin John Crispe and my Cousin William Crispe, his brother. 
Rebecca, one of their sisters. Mary Hancocke, another of their sisters, 
and her husband John Hancocke. My brother Nicholas Crispe. The 
children of John and Marv Hancocke. Rebecca, the daughter of my said 
cousin John Crispe, at twenty one. Rebecca Strowde, Mary Cullum and 
Abigail Raynardson, three of the daughters of my said brother Nicholas 
Crispe. Every of their husbands. Anne Skelton and Hester Whitakers, 
two other of his daughters, and their husbands. Cousin Mr. William 
Strowde. Thomas Crispe, son of my brother Nicholas, at twenty one. 
Mrs. Anne Pake, widow. My daughters in law Anne and Catherine 
Crispe. My sister in law Catherine Crispe widow, and her children. My 
grandchild Ellis Crispe, son of my son Nicholas. My grandchild Thomas Ince, 
the son of mv daughter Elizabeth Charnocke, at twentv one. Robert Char- 
uocke, another of her sons. Ro^er Charnocke, another grandchild. Hester 
Crispe, daughter of Nicholas, and Anne Crispe. another. William Crispe, 
son of my brother William. Ellis Crispe another. Rebecca and Hester, 
daughters of said William my brother. Their mother. Richard Viner and 
Alice his wife. My sister Alice Chapman. Elizabeth Ireland, the daugh- 
ter of my said sister Alice, which Elizabeth I have advanced in marriage. 
Mary Ireland another of her daughters, also advanced in marriage. Robert 
Chapman and Hester Chapman, two other of her children. 

I give to my sister Elizabeth Juxson ten pounds to buy her a ring. To 
my sister Elizabeth Pynner twenty pounds to buy her a ring. My brother 
Hankinsou and my sister Hankinson. To PL i 1 i s Juxson two gilt spoons of 
the value of fifteen shillings apiece. George Abdve. Mv cousin Mr. 
Thomas Gattaker, preacher, and his son Charles. Funeral sermon to be 
preached in St. Mildred, Bread Street. Suudry preachers (among whom 
Mr. Davenport). The poor of Marshfield in Gloucester where I was 
born. My cousin Thomas Crispe (there) aud my brother in law the afore- 
said Richard Vinor (also apparently there). Cousin Elizabeth the wife 
of John Halden, cooper. Cousin Martha Burt and her husband. To my 
cousin Mary Bowles ten pounds and to her husband thirty shillings. My 
cousins John Boxe and Anthony Boxe. Cousin James Crispe of London, 
embroiderer. Thomas Crispe, son of my brother Thomas. William Crispe 
another of his sons. Nicholas, another. Edward Crispe, my servant, an- 
other of the sons of my brother Thomas. Hester, one of his daughters, 
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Thomas, and her husband Jermyn Pyne. Mr. Richard Halworthie of 

Bristol, merchant. Wife Hester executrix and brother Nicholas Crispe, 
Mr. Thomas Gattaker, preacher, good friend Mr. Stephen Woodford, 
Salter, and cousin Sir. George Strowde overseers. Messuage called the 
Two Black Boys in St. Mildred, Bread Street, which I lately purchased 
of John Ireland my father in law. Clarke, 120. 

[Ellis Crispe died Nov. 3. 1025, being then sheriff and alderman of London 
(see pedigree in Visitation of London, vol. i., p. 201, Harleian Soc. Pub., vol. 15). 
He m. Hester, dan. of John Ireland of London, who survived him and in. 2dly 
Sir Walter Eye, Kt., Attorney of the Court of Wards. Ellis and Hester Crispe 
had three sons : 1 Capt. Nicholas, 2 Samuel. 3 Tobias, rector of Brlnckworth, 
co. Wilts. ; and one daughter, Elizabeth, m. 1st Thomas Ince of Lancashire, 
and 2d Roger Charnock of Charnock, co. Lane— j. w. d.] 

John Juxox citizen and merchant tailor of London 17 August 1626, \ 
proved 18 September 1626. My body to be decently buried in the day 
time in the church of such parish wherein I shall happen to die. Fifty 
poor men may have eleven shillings apiece to provide every of them re- 
spectively a good comely gown of black cloth to wear and go with my 
body to the grave. Twenty pouuds to be expended upon a dinner for such 
of the Comnanv of Merchant tailors as be of the livery thereof and shall 

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go with my body to the church in the afternoon. And I desire that the 
Company's almsmen that be in the house near the hail may there dine with 
the said Company and that the said dinner may be served in at one course. 
Five pounds to Christ's Hospital to have four score of the boys there to 
go with my body to church and they shall also have bread as in such cases 
is used. Thirty and five pounds shall be expended upon a dinner for my 
kindred and other my friends that shall be invited to go with my body to 
church in the afternoon and to have the dinner served in at one course. 
To loving mother Mrs. Sarah Shephard. during her life, twenty pounds per 
annum out of the overplus of my rents of my messuage &c. in Moor Lane, 
St. Giles without Cripplegate. To my aunt Srnallwood live pounds a year 
out of the same. Provisions for payment of said overplus, first to son 
John, next to daughter Elizabeth Juxon, then to son Thomas, next to 
daughter Sara Juxon, next to son Joseph Juxon, and lastly to such child 
as my wife shall have by me. But if she shall not bring forth a child liv- 
ing that she now goeth withal then a division to be made amongst mv chil- 
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dren then living. Mv sister Mrs. Mary Whitehead. House held by lease 
in Walbrooke London wherein one Edward Hewlen, shoemaker, now 
dwelleth. My brother Raph Juxon. My brother Rowland Juxon. My 
five children. Mv loving friend Mr. Stephen Denyson. My sister Mrs. 
Anne Bigge. Her daughter Anne Bigge at the day of her marriage. My 
brother Arthur Juxon. My brother Matthew Sheppard. To Richard 
Juxon, the son of my said brother Rowland, ten pounds towards placing 
hirn an apprentice with some honest religious tradesman at the discretion of 
my brother Arthur. House held by lease in St. Margaret Moyses Friday 
street. The lands and tenements which I bought of Anthony Calcott oh. 
Calcocke lying and being in the parish of Mortlake in the county of Surrey. 
(Brother Rowland Juxon's name occurs amongst a lot of goodly ministers 
invited to wear mourning gowns and go with the body to the church.) To 
Mr. Alderman Raynton and his wife, Mr. William Haynes, my father and 
mother Sheppard, my father and mother Kirrell, to each of these seven 
persons four pounds to buy mourning cloth and to go with my body to the 
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his wife, brother and sister Whitehead, brother Raph Juxon and his wife, 
brother Arthur Juxon and his wife, brother Matthew Sheppard and his 
wife and aunt Stnalwood. Mourning for children and servants. My ser- 
vant Thomas Warren. A yearly rent charge upon the lands &c. in Mort- 
lake to the churchwardens of the parish church there so that they and their 
successors forever shall upon the Sabbath day, in every week, in the fore- 
noon, after morning prayer or the sermon in the said church ended, pay out 
thereof to four poor widows six pence a year which are or shall be placed 
to be in four houses or rooms in the said parish now or hereafter to be ap- 
pointed by me. Provision made that two of the said widows shall always 
be inhabitants of Mortlake and the other two taken out of London, my 
own kindred preferred. They to wear gowns of broadcloth with J. J. em- 
broidered with silver thereon, one letter on each side of the breast, to cost 
thirty shilliugs each. Such dress to be furnished every three years. Every 
3'ear to have one pair of cloth stockings worth two shilliugs, one pair of 
shoes worth two shillings and one smock worth three shillings. The Hos- 
pitals at Hammersmith and at Knightsbridge. Certain lectures in Londou 
churches. Poor scholars in Oxent'ord and Cambridge. Certain gilt plate 
to the Company of Merchant tailors. To wife Judith nine hundred pounds 
to be continued in trade in the sugar-house in Walbrooke or elsewhere, in 
copartnership with my brother Arthur Juxon; and she shall have her 
dwelling in said sugar-house and shall have the house which I now dwell 
in at East Sheene in Surrey for four years if she remain a widow the said 
four years. She shall have my messuages &c. in St. Lawrence Pountney 
for life. Other gifts to her (including chairs and stools with velvet and 
chairs and stools of needlework wrought bv herself! and her servants ). 
Portions given to her sons Nicholas Lawrence, Thomas Lawrence and Wil- 
liam Lawrence. My sister Anne Puvnton at day of her marriage. An 
adventure in the East India Company. To son John the great house, now 
in the tenure of George Langham, citizen and merchant tailor of London, 
and the manors of East Sheene and Westhall, Surrey, purchased of John 
Whitfield gen*. Provisions for entail. Property left to other children. 
(A long will.) Son John to be executor and William Haines, goldsmith, 
and Arthur Juxon, his tutors, to be administrators during his minority. 

Commission issued (at above date) to Arthur Juxon tutor &c. during 
minority of executor. 

Probate granted 27 November 1635 to John Juxon the executor &c. 
he having come of full age. Hele, 112. 

John Kirrill of East Sheene in parish, of Mortlake, Surrey, gen*., 16 
April 1631, proved 2 May 1631. After debts paid and funeral charges 
satisfied or deducted and allowed my goods &c. shall be cast up and divided 
into three equal parts according to the ancieut and laudable Custom of the . 
City of London, one full part whereof I give to wife Elizabeth. I have 
already fully advanced my two sons Henry and John with sufficient and 
competent portions to the uttermost of that which may in any wise grow 
or become due unto them out of my said goods &c« by and according to the 
said Custom. Have given twelve hundred pounds to Henry and thirteen 
hundred pounds to John. To either of them live pounds for a remem- 
brance and token of mv love and good will. Grandchild Elizabeth Githen 
wife of Morris Githen, draper. My kinswoman Margaret Norden to be 
placed in some service and brought up to learning. Her mother Mary 
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Githen daughter of my said grandchild Elizabeth Githen. The other chil- 
dren of the said Morrice and Elizabeth Githen. My kinsman Joseph Kir- 
rill. Others named. Wife Elizabeth to be executrix. To mv said wife 
my tenement called Luke ah. Lake Farm and the lands, meadows, pas- 
tures, woods &c. appertaining, in ilorley Surrey, to hold for life and after 
her death I give the said messuage and lands to mv grandchild John Juxon, 
with remainder to my son John, then to my cousin Joseph Kirrill. Other 
real estate iu Surrey. St. John, 52. 

Richard Bigge, citizen and merchant tailor of London, 12 April 1632, 
proved 1 May 1G32. Debts to be paid. Remainder of personal estate to 
be divided into three equal parts, according to the laudable use and Custom 
of the City of London. One part to wife Anne, as appertaining to her 
by the said Custom. One other third to my children unadvanced, equally 
amongst them to be divided according to the same Custom. The other 
third I reserve to myself to pay and perform legacies and bequests &c. 
Portions for such of my daughters as. shall be unmarried or unadvanced at 
the time of my decease. Eldest son Richard. Four other sons, Robert 
(second), Francis (third), Matthew (fourth) and Edward (fifth). Doctor 
Manwaringe parson of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields in the county 
of Middlesex, wherein I dwell,, and Mr. Sheppard. reader there. Money 
borrowed for the building, or the repairing and beautifying of the church 
of St. Giles. My sister's son William Stampe and his sister Anne. My 
great messuage or brewhouse, called the Vine, in the parish of St. Giles, 
wherein I now dwell, and the messuage called the White Bear, adjoining 
to the east side of the gate or gateway leading into the aforesaid great mes- 
suage or brewhouse. The great messuage &c. called the Bell iu Walling- 
ford Berks which I sold to my cousin Thomas Freeman and afterwards 
purchased the same of him again. Other real estate. A suit in chancery 
between me and one Richard Ferryman and his late widow Mrs. Lyde and 
her now husband. Messuage &c. wherein John Kyrrell the elder, grocer, 
late dwelt, at or near Queeuhithe Gate in the parish of St. Michael at 
Queenhithe in London. Wife Anne to be full and sole executrix and guar- 
dian to my children, and my loving brothers iu law Mr. Arthur Juxon and 
Mr. Matthew Sheppard to be overseers. Audley, 52. 

William Hayxes of All Hallowes Lombard Street, London, citizen 
and goldsmith of London, 15 February 1631, proved 20 April 1G32. To 
be buried in the church of All Hallows &c. near the place where my late 
wife was interred, if I die in London, or elsewhere it shall please God to 
appoint. Three score and ten poor men, whereof the eighteen almsmen 
of the Company cf the Goldsmiths to be of the number (and others 
named) and one for a poor man to be named by Mr. Alderman Whitinore 
and one other for a poor man to be named by Mr. Alderman Mouldson, 
Gifts to Mr. Alderman Raynton and his wife. My cousin Ferris and his 
wife. My cousin Humfries and his son and daughter. My cousin Taylor 
and his wife. Mv cousin Clarke and his wife. Mv cousin Russell's wife. 
My cousin Cheyuey and his wife. My cousin Woodhouse and his wife. 
My cousin Juxon. My beloved friend Mr. Alderman Mowlson and his 
wife. Mr. Aldersey and his wife. Mr. Turner and his wife. My cousin 
Stevens and his wife. Mr. Bunberry and his wife. My brother .Air. Tho- 
mas Raynton. My brother Matthew Graves. My cousin Wimbish. 
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Wimbish not named iu this my will. Nicholas Raynton, my brother 
George Rayutou's son and every one of mv brother George his children. 
]\ly cousin Cooke and his son. My brother Mowlson in Cheshire and his 
wife. John Taylor, that sometimes was my servant, and his wife. Nicholas 
Ray n ton the son of my brother Thomas Rayntou and Hammond Raynton 
and every one of my brother Thomas Raynton's children not named. My 
cousin Mr. Doctor Barker and his wife. Andrewe Barker inv godson and 
Mary Barker his sister. Every one of the other children of mv said 
cousin Barker not named in this mv will. Mv loving cousin Mr. William 

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Raynton late of Bybury and his wife. My cousin Judith Hall, Mr. Hall's 
wife. My cousin Spencer a!s. Orchard. A number of parsons named. 
Certain hospitals and prisons. William Kirkland the son of John Kirke- 
land, towards his schooling. Margaret Kirkeland his mother (John's?). 
My sister Nortridge and her four daughters. My cousin Robinson the 
wife of Christopher Robinson of Ware in Herts. Richard Silvester and 
William his brother. Joane Wood, widow, and my god daughter Susan 
Wood. The children of my cousin Susan Wood. My cousin Taylor. 
My cousin Stich. My cousin Rebecca Marsh. My godson Thomas Law- 
rence. My godson Nicholas Juxon. Other godchildren named. My 
Aunt Copley. Peter Mulcaster. My godson Richard. Mulcaster. To the 
parson and churchwardens of said parish of All Hallows twenty pounds to 
buy a clock to be set in the steeple of the same parish church, if they 
think good, otherwise towards the maintenance of a lecture there. The 
poor of St. Sepulchres. The poor of Standon where I was born. Wil- 
liam Humi'reys the son of my cousin Hugh Humfries. Mary Humfreis 
daughter of the said Hugh. Mr. Piokmore and his sons Thomas and John. 
Cousin Richard Archer's five children Richard. William, Thomas, Eliza- 
beth and Mary. Cousin Thomas Archer. John and Judith the two chil- 
dren of my cousin John Greene of Broffine. My cousin Haines of Dover 
and my cousin Mary his daughter. My cousin Smartfoote sons, the one 
a comfitmaker and the other a girdler. Mv loving friends Mr. Haines 
dwelling in Barkshire and his wife. My sister Greenleafe's children. The 
children of my sister Mills which shall have most need. Two of the chil- 
dren of Anne Greene of Stondon aforesaid, viz r .. Andrewe Foster and Agnes 
Foster. My cousin Stephen Harwood of Little Munden Herts. William 
and Joane Harwood, two of his children. His other children. My cousin 
Anne Wimbush the daughter of my sister Alice Wimbishe. Mr. Rogers, 
Comptroller of the Mint. Mv cousin Mary Walker and everv one of her 
own children. My cousin John Turner. My godson John Turner and 
Anne Turner his sister. Mrs. Johnson and Anne Guv her daughter. Mrs. 
Rawlins. Mrs. Morris of St. Katherines. My late cousin John Ho- 
nicks* son of Colchester and his sister. John White a poor scholar 
in Trinity College. Cambridge, wdio was sent from our parish. Loving 
friend Raphe Egerton. My partner George Sueil and his wife. My good 
friend Henry White. All the servants living with Mr. Alderman Ravn- 
ton at the time of mv decease. Loving cousin Re'oecca Mowldson. My 
brother Clarke of Kithermister in Worcestershire. My cousin Russell's chil- 
dren not named in this will. My cousin Wood ho use's children not named 
&c. Loving brother in law Mr. Alderman Rayntou. Cousin Ferris ins 
wife, cousin Taylor's wife, cousin Clarke's wife, cousin Wimbishe his 
wife, cousin Anne Wimbishe and cousin Thomas Lea's wife, now a 

* See the nvill of John Humviek of Colchester a,mong my Cole Aviils iu October 
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Salter's wife in Bread Street, to have rings in remembrance of ray love. 
TIip residue to cousin Alice Cheney, Joane Russell, Ilellen Woodhou.se 
and Wenefride Silvester, among and between them four to be shared, 
parted and divided part and part alike. And I make my brother in law 
Mr. Nicholas Ray n ton. citizen and Alderman of London, and my loving 
friend Mr. Thomas Ferris, citizen and clothworker of London, to be the 
executors and my cousin Hugh Humfreys, clothworker, and my cousin 
Arthur Juxon, Salter, citizen of London, to be the supervisors and overseers 
of the same. Audley, 43. 

[Matthew Graves, bapt. 1504, son of Thomas Graves of Liraehouse, is 
probably the one mentioned in the will. He had sisters Mary, bapt'. 1570, unrn. 
in 1003; Susan, d. before 1603; Ann, ditto: Rebecca, m. after 1003 a Puzey. 
Thomas Graves of Charleston was son of Matthew's uncle John Graves. Mat- 
thew's aunt Joan, in. 1C03 Nathaniel Moulson. See notes on ancestry of 
Thomas Graves in Essex Institute Hist. Col., vol. xxxi., p. 100. — Eben Put- 
nam.] 

Commission issued 2 June 1634 to Ellis (or Elias) Juxon, natural and 
lawful brother of Aldan Juxon, deceased in parts beyond the seas, to ad- 
minster his goods &c. Admon. Act Book (1 634-1636) fol. 30. 

Commission issued 7 April 1635 to Elizabeth Juxcn mother of RI- 
CHARD Juxon late of Cambridge deceased to administer his goods &.c. 

Admon. Act Book (1634-1636) fol. 98. 

Robert Reynoldes of Stockerson dls. Stockefaston, Leicestershire, 
Esq. 16 July 1634, proved 16 February 1635. To my kinswoman widow 
Spencer of London live pounds in money and to her daughter Anne the 
wife of Mr. Juxon, trumpeter, forty shillings in money. Sir Thomas Bur- 
ton, knight and baronet. My grandchildren Mr. John Burton, Mr. Tho- 
mas Burton, Jane Burton, Mary Holdinge and Charles Havers. Others 
named. Messuages &c. in Branston in the county of Rutland. My 
grandchild John Havers. My wife Anne sole executrix. 

Then follows =ententia pro confirmatione &c. which was promulgated 16 
February 1635 following upon litigation between Sir Thomas Burton 
knight, .father and curator ad lites of John, Thomas and Jane Burton, 
grandsons by the daughter of the deceased, of the one part and Anne 
Reynolds, now deceased, whilst she lived relict and executrix of the de- 
ceased and now between John Havers Esq. executor of the will of the 
aforesaid Anne Reynoldes deceased, of the other part. Pile, 17. 

[Near the above, in the same quire, is the registration of the Will of Anne 
Reynoldes, widow of the foregoing. She mentions her various relatives named 
Burton, Holden or Holdinge and Havers, but throws no light whatever upon the 
Juxson(?) connection. 

Here might come the will of Thomas Ferrers, citizen and clothworker of 
London, who seems to have married Judith the widow of John Juxon. This 
will was made 5 March 11 Charles, with a codicil dated 14 March 1635., proved 
17 January 1030. He mentions wife Judith and the children she had by her 
former husbands, without naming them, and also her uncle Sir Nicholas Rayn- 
ton and her brother Nicholas llaynton. This is all I found in his will bearing 
on his wife's relationships. In case any one interested would like to make a 
further and larger examination of it, I would say it is registered in Book 
Goare (11).] 

Elizabeth Juxon of St. Michael Pater Noster in the Royal, Lon- 
don, widow, late the wife of Mr. Thomas Juxon, whilest he lived, citizen 
and merchant taylor of London. 12 December, 1637, with a codicil added 1 



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January 1G37, proved 12 January 1637. To be buried in the parish 
church of St. Michael Pater Noster, whereof I am a parishioner, in the 
upper end of the South aisle, on the right hand, as near unto the body of 
my said late well beloved husband Mr. Thomas Juxon as possibly I can 
be laid in Christianlike manner. I do give and bequeath six hundred 
pounds apiece unto my son Elias Juxon, my son Thomas Juxon, my 
daughter Marv Hobbv widow aud mv daughter Elizabeth Cotton widow, 
late the wife of Sampson Cotton late citizen and draper of London de- 
ceased. To the church two pots of silver, with covers, to be forever used 
and employed at the Communions or Sacraments, <fcc, and cases to be 
made for them. To son Elias the lease of the house wherein he now 
dwelleth, in the said parish. To John, Richard, Anne and Rachell Hob- 
by, the children of my daughter Mary Hobby, ten pounds apiece. To 
Anne, the wife of Mr. Thomas Walters and one of the daughters of my 
said daughter Elizabeth Cotton, ten pounds. To Elizabeth, the wife of 
Edmond Sheafe and one other of the daughters of my said daughter Eliza- 
beth Cotton, ten pounds. Ten pounds apiece to the other children of my 
said daughter Elizabeth Cotton, viz*. James. Johane, Hester, Sarah and 
Thomas Cotton, to be paid to the male children at their several ages 
of twenty and one vears and to the females at ages of twentv and one or 
davs of marriage. To mv loving sister the Lady Pve, late the wife of 
Sir Walter Pye, ten pounds as a token of my love to her. Five pounds 
as a token to mv cousin Mrs. Elizabeth Charnock. Twenty pounds to my 
loving sister Mrs. Mary Hanckinson. Forty shillings to my sister Coleby 
widow for a ring. To son Thomas Juxon the lease of mv house and gar- 
den in the parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate. London, which I hold 
of the Mavor and Commonaltv and Citizens of London, so as my said son 
Thomas do permit and suffer his sisters, as often as they shall have occa- 
sion, to dry their clothes within the same garden without yielding or pay- 
ing anv consideration or allowance for the same. To mv cousin Michael 
Handcorne fifteen pounds. To Charles Faldo who did surrender his place 
unto my son Richard Juxon in Eaton College live pounds. To Elizabeth 
aud Rebecka Pitt, the children of William Pitt by my late daughter Re- 
becka deceased, and to Elizabeth Hill the daughter of John Hill by my 
late daughter Sara, also deceased, the sum of one hundred aud fifty pounds, 
ecpially amongst them to be divided, i.e. to every one of them fifty pounds 
apiece, at twenty one or day of marriage. To Thomas Walter, late ser- 
vant of my late son in law Sampson Cotton, five pounds. The same to 
Elizabeth Burton daughter of my brother Toby Ireland. To Anne Hob- 
by the Turkey carpet which her late deceased father gave me. Gifts to cer- 
tain friends who are named. My loving cousiu Mr. Nicholas Crispe and my 
loving friend Richard Rochdale I do request to be aiding to mv exe- 
cutrix by their advice and pains. Reference to an annuity left by late 
husband to son Ellis payable out of certain lands at or near Newbury. 
Reference to the part which daughter Elizabeth Cotton is to pay towards 
the great charge expended and laid out in and about the new building 
and repairing of the ruins and decays of the messuage or tenement where- 
in a joint trade of refining sugars between us is used by means of a 
casualty of fire therein lately happened. The lease of the said messuage 
granted by Christopher Citherowe and Thomas Offeley and his wife. The 
residue to mv sons Elias and Thomas and oav daughters Elizabeth 
Cotton and Mary Hobby. Reference made to a partnership in the life 
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selling of sugars. His widow Elizabeth Cotton solely interested as ex- 
ecutrix of his will. My said daughter Elizabeth Cotton to be full and sole 
executrix of this my last will and testament. In the codicil a bequest to 
Hester Juxon the daughter of sou Elias (at age of twenty or day of mar- 
riage). Elizabeth Juxon the daughter of my son Thomas. Mrs. Woorme. 
My cousiu Bowles. Samuel Crispe. Tobyas Crispe. Anthony Boxe. 
John Boxe. Martha Burt. Lee, 5. 

Commission issued 26 April 1G38 to Thomas Juxon husband of Joanne 
Juxon late whilst she lived of Trinity parish London, to administer her 
goods &c. Admon. Act Book 1639-1610, Leaf 25. 

Mary Hankenson of London, widow, 5 October 1638, proved 28 Sep- 
tember 1640. My body to be decentlv buried in the parish church of St. 
Meldreds Breadstreete, Loudon, by the side of my late father and mother 
who lie buried there. I give and bequeath unto my loving and much re- 
spected sister whom I acknowledge myself much bound unto, that is to say 
Dame Hester Pye, forty shillings to buy her a ring to wear in remembrance 
of my love. To my loving cousins Mr. Nicholas Crispe. one of the city 
captains, and. Mr. Samuel Crispe, his brother, twenty shillings apiece to buy 
them rings &c. To my three daughters, Mary Boles, Elizabeth Hawkes 
and Martha Burt six pounds (eight?; shillings and four .pence apiece and 
to their husbands, my loving sons in law, forty shillings apiece. The three 
children of my late daughter Bridget Abdy deceased, viz 1 ., Hester. Nich- 
olas and Mary Abdy. Their father George Abdy. My two sons Anthony 
and John Box and their two wives Anne and Joane Box. Mv grandchil- 
dren Anne, Philip and Nicholas Boles, and Elizabeth Palmer and Mary 
Hickes, and Hester Billiugham, and Thomas Halden and Tobias Halden, 
and Sarah Hawkes, and Mary, Elizabeth. Martha, Anne, Bridget. Sara, 
Hester and Paul Burte. The children of son John Box, viz 1 ., Hester, 
Anne, Mary aud Elizabeth Box. To my loving wife ( ?) Elizabeth Char- 
nock twentv shillings and also the rino- which mv sister Jackson gave me. 
Ten of the poorest that were dwelling at Nettlebedd when I lived there. 
Ten of the poorest that were dwelling at Maidenhead when I came from 
thence. My grandchild Nathaniel Box. Richard Hankenson the grand- 
child of my late husband deceased. To so mauy of my children as shall 
take pains with me in my sickness twenty shillings apiece. The bond 
which I have of Richard Hankensou's shall be delivered unto him immedi- 
ately after my decease. To my son Philip Boles and Mary his wife five 
pounds in respect I have ' • byn " troublesome to them. To my son John 
Box, over aud besides what I have already given him, five pounds more in 
respect of my motherly love to him and the duty and respect he always 
shewed to me, and to Anne Box his wife my best embroidered gloves 
which my sister Juckson gave me. There is fifty pounds remaining in the 
bauds of my said loving sister the Lady Pye as executrix to El lice Crispe, 
her late husband deceased, who was executor to my father John Ireland 
deceased, who gave it me to give away by mv last will to whom I should 
think fit* My son John Box to be executor. Coventry, 123. 

Thomas Scales citizen and merchant tailor of London, 1 May 1639, 
with codicils dated 27 August, 10 October, 3 November and 1 December 
1639, proved 21 October 1610. My cousin Richard Tanner. Two mes- 
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I myself lately dwelt called the Red Lion, now in the occupation of Thomas 
Seasbricke, and the other known by the name or sign of the Three Shep- 
hards. Mv cousin Anne Belgrave. To mv cousin Judith Wilson a tene- 
ment in the said parish of St. John upon Walbrooke known as the Ship, 
now in the occupation of William Raw-son, this for her natural life and 
afterwards to her son Thomas Wilson. My cousin George Laingham my 
late sister's son. My eight tenements in the parish of St. Thomas Apostle 
in Vintry Ward. Susan Orball, my late wife's sister. My cousin Hester 
Webster, widow. Tenements leased to Humphrey Gould, in part whereof 
is his own dwelling and in another parfc.his son's dwelling. My kinsman 
John Petty. My cousin George Fyson son unto my late cousin Elizabeth 
Fvson deceased. A great capital messuage called the Tower Roval in the 
parish of St. Thomas Apostles in Cordwainer Ward. The poor of the 
parish of Mortlake Surrey. My cousin Richard Webb. Three of his sis- 
ters, Anne Belgrave, Eliz : Coxon, Judith Wilson. My cousin Margaret 
Buckley at twenty one or day of marriage. My good friend and neighbor 
Mr. Richard Lee of Mortlake. My late wife's kinsman Mr. John Laine of 
the Temple. Susan Orbell, my late wife's sister, and her son Richard 
Rathborue. My said wife's kinsman John Chery and his sister Anne Fo- 
den the wife ox William Foden of London, silk dier. My cousin Samuel 
Buckley. My cousin Hester Petty. My cousin Hester Webster, widow. 
My cousin Anne Belgraye's son Richard Tanner. My cousin Hester 
Brint. My cousin Susan Juxon. My cousin Judith Harvey. My cousin 
Elizabeth Laingham. My cousin John Juxon. My cousin Bette Fyson. 
Tomasin Fyson. My brother in law George Laingham to be sole executor 
and rny cousin Mr. Robert Fyson overseer. My cousin Richard Snead my 

late sister's son. My loving friend Mrs. Whitehead of London 

widow, aunt to mv cousin John Juxon. Mr. Thomas Edwarcles son in law 
to my neighbor Mr. Richard Lee. 

The signature appended to the will and to each of the codicils was plain- 
ly (on the Register) Thomas Seales. Coventry, 135. 

Commission issued 12 December 1642 to Judith Juxon widow, relict of 
Thomas Juxon lately of the parish of St. Giles without Cripplegate, Lon- 
don, deceased, to administer his goods &c. 

Admon. Act Book (1641-1642), L. 175. 

Dame Hester Pye of London widow, 5 June 1641, with a codicil ad- 
ded 26 November 1641, proved 18 March 1642(3). My son in law Sir 
Walter Pye. My daughter in law Dame Anne Cfispe. My Cousin Eliza- 
beth Burton and her children. Mv cousin Mary Browninge and her chil- 
dren, I give to my cousin Mrs. Elizabeth Cotton a ring of forty shillings 
price. The same each to cousin Mary Hobbev widow, cousin Elias Juxon 
and cousin Thomas Juxon. To my cousin Bowles five pounds. To my 
cousin Ilawkes five pounds to be disposed of by her at her own pleasure. My 
cousins Martha Burt, John Boxe and Anthony Boxe. I do give to my 
brother Rowland Willson and his wife a, ring of three pounds price apiece 
and to mv cousin Rowland Willson and his wife, to either of them a ring 
of forty shillings price. To mv cousin Rebecca Strowde. my cousin Skelton 
and mv cousin Whitaker, to every. of them a ring of forty shillings price. 
Sir Richard Younge and ids lady. To the Worshipful Company of the 
Salters in London a pair of pots of silver of the value of twenty and five 
pounds in acknowledgement of" my love to them and especially the thank- 
fulness of my heart to my good God for his blessing that my dear husband 



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and loving father did reap by their labors in that calling, being members 
of that Society, from whom I received my best livelihood, praised be to 
God. The parish church of St. Mildreds in Bread Street, London (where 
I did receive the seal of my new birth in baptism). And my will and 
mind is that my body be buried in the vault with my dear and loving hus- 
band and ancestors. A lot of clergymen named (among whom Mr. Cala- 
my of St. Mary Aldermary Church whom she wishes to preach at her 
funeral). To Hester Ireland daughter of John Ireland five pounds and to 
Anne Crosse forty shillings. To Richard Rochdale forty shillings. To 
sundry Hospitals &c. To the poor of Marshfield within the county of Glou- 
cester six pounds, to be distributed by my cousin Thomas Crispe, my broth- 
er Yinar (or Viner) aud the parson and churchwardens. The alms women 
of Marshfield. To my daughter Elizabeth Charnooke, wife of Roger 
Charnocke, one hundred pounds, at her own dispose and her husband shall 
not have any interest therein or any part thereof or any intermedling there- 
with, but to be by her disposed for the benefit and advancement of such child 
or children as she shall think fit. Her eldest daughter Elizabeth Char- 
nocke. Another grandchild Hester Charnocke. Daughter Mary Crispe. 
Katherine Crispe. My sons Sir Nicholas Crispe. knight, Samuel Crispe 
and Tobias Crispe. Sons Sir Nicholas and Samuel Crispe to be executors 
and cousin Mr. George Strowde, brother Mr. Rowland VVillson aud son To- 
bias Crispe to be overseers. Reference to will of late husband Ellys 
Crispe. Son in law Roger Charnocke of Gray's Inn, Middlesex, Esq. 
John Box citizen aud Salter of London. Thomas luce. Robert Charnocke 
and Roger Charnocke, the three sons of my said daughter Elizabeth, bv 
Thomas Ince her former husband aud by the said Roger Charnocke her now 
husband. Crane, 2$. 

[The first husband of the testatrix was Ellis Crispe, whose will is printed on 
page 108. The will of her father John Ireland is on page 106. — J. w. d.] 

Elizabeth Kerrell of East Sheene in parish of Mortlake, Surrey, 
widow, 20 July 1642. To be buried in the parish church there. Eliza- 
beth Gethings daughter of my grandchild Gethiuge. The Worshipfuil 
John Clarke Doctor of Phisick of Creed Lane London. Mv son Henry 
Kerrell. My grandchild John Juxon. One Mrs. Oliver or one Mr. Nichol- 
son her sou in law. My daughter in law Lucie Kerrell wife of my said 
son Henry. My graudchild Elizabeth Kerrell daughter of my son John 
Kerrell deceased (he a freeman of London). My other two grandchildren 
John and William Kerrell. Bequest made by my husband to Elizabeth 
Gethings wife of Morrice Gethings. Elizabeth F re wen wife of Henry Frewen 
of Reading, pewterer. James Frewen son of my cousin Frewen of Bark- 
ing shall have delivered to him his part of linen left him by his grand- 
mother (my sister Greene) which is now remaining in my house and put 
up together for him in a trunk, which trunk is marked H. K. His broth- 
er Thomas Frewen. My sister Clarke. My god daughter Elizabeth 
Clarke daughter to my executor hereafter named. Lands and tenements 
in Lethered Surrey. My daughter Lucie and her husband Henry Kerrell. 
Daughter(?) Gethings. Kinswoman Margaret Norderi and her brother 
John Norden. My cousin Anne Thorneburv of London widow. Mv will 
and full mind is that there shall not be above the sum of one hundred 
pounds bestowed in mourning and all other charges about my funeral. And 
1 desire my executors that there be no other banquet used at my funeral 



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but Naples biscuit and wine. I make and ordain the said Doctor John 
Clarke full and sole executor, and ray loving friends Thomas Slee of Lon- 
don, silkman, and Morrice Gethinge who married my grandchild the over- 
seers. A codicil added 2 January 1612. She names (among others) 
grandchild Robert Gethiu. Proved 20 January 1612. Crane, 4. 

Henry Kirrill of East Sheene in Mortiake, Surrey, gentleman, 27 
November 1655, proved 15 February 1G55. The poor of the parish of 
Mortiake. Dorothy Tylar who now dwelleth with me. My nephew John 
Kirrill. Mv dear and loving wife Lucie Kirrill. Mv loving friend John 
Michell of Richmond gentleman. Wife to be sole executrix. 

Berkley, G4. 

George Langham of London merchant taylor, 30 March 1613, proved 
6 December 1641. Debts and funeral charges first paid my personal 
estate shall be divided into five equal parts, four of which I give to my four 
children which are not as yet advanced in portion, viz*. Henry, Thomas, Wil- 
liam and Elizabeth Langham. The other fifth part I leave to perform 
legacies. The poor of St. James Garlicke Hive [sic). The Company of 
merchant taylors and the Clerk and Bedle. My sister Porter. My two 
grandchildren John Juxon, eldest son to my son in law Mr. John Juxon of 
Morclacke, and George Harvie, eldest son unto my daughter Harvie. at 
their age of twenty one years. Eldest son George to be sole executor or if he 
die then my second son Henry. Timothie Cruso a witness. Proved by 
George Langham. Rivers, 13. 

Anne Bigg of St. Giles in the Fields, Middlesex, widow, 8 May 
1616, proved 16 May 1616. To be buried in the parish church of Giles 
in the Fields as near as conveniently may be to my deceased husband 
Richard Bigg. My son Mathew Bigg to be sole executor. To son Richard 
Bigg, to whom some years since I gave a large part of my estate, I now give, 
as a testimony of my continued affection, twenty pounds to buy him a ring 
and to the Lady Phoebe his wife I give twenty pounds to buy her a ring and 
to his son John, if he attain to the age of seven years, one hundred pounds. 
Son Robert Bigg. Daughter Anne now the wife of Tessilio Yale. Her 
daughter Elizabeth Yale and Mary Yale and her son Samuel Yale. My 
daughter Margaret, now wife of Christopher Nickolson, and her son Ar- 
thur. My son Francis Bigg. Debt owing unto me by Dr. Levett of 
York. My messuage at Thacham in Berkshire. Mv son Edward Bigg. 
My daughter Katherine Bigg. My husband's last will and testament. To 
Katherine that chest of drawers which was her aunt Whitehead's, with 
the linen therein. To my mother Sarah Sheppard ten pounds to be paid 
her within twenty days after my decease and ten pounds per annum dur- 
ing her life. To my brother Raphe Juxon twenty pounds. And upon 
serious and mature consideration I do give and bequeath to my brother 
Matthew Sheppard one hundred pounds, to be deducted out of such money 
as he jointly with Thomas Juxon doth owe unto me. The poor &c. The 
poor of Christ Church where I was born. My Brewhouse. My brother 
Arthur Juxon. My cousin Maurice Gethin. Arthur and Nicholas Juxon 
among the witnesses. Twisse, 63. 

Thomas Juxon, at Little Compton 9 September 1642, proved 10 July 
1616. It having pleased God to visit me with a lingering sickness and 
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ing I have caused this Declaration to be made which I desire may stand 
in force as my last Will and Testament. I name my brother John Juxon 
Esq. executor. To my eldest daughter Elizabeth Porv two hundred 
pounds and to her eldest daughter Elizabeth Pory, my god daughter, one 
hundred pounds. I give my manor of East Harden in Sussex to my 
daughter Frances Juxon. 1 give her a lease held of the Church of Chi- 
chester, being a tenement lying without the South Gate of the City of 
Chichester, with certain land in Spittlerield w r hereon I have built a house. 
I give her also a lease of two chambers over the Chain Gate held of the 
Yicars of the said Cathedral Church. I further give unto her my lease of 
a house held of the Rector and Scholars of Lincoln College in Oxford, 
in All Hallows parish there. Aud I give full power to my executor, with 
the approbation of my right reverend brother the Lord Bishop of London, to 
make sale of all or any of these leases to the best advantage of mv children 
if they shall find it fit. The goods coming unto me bv a deed of gift and 
schedule annexed after my mother in law Mrs. Elizabeth Levins I dispose 
of to mv said daughter Frances. The legacies paid I give the remainder to 
my said daughter Frances and 1 intend in case she die before she be eigh- 
teen years of age or be married then my daughter Elizabeth Poi\y shall 
have all her sister's portion and in case she die before her then her chil- 
dren shall enjoy the same. 1 have nothing worthy the bequeathing but my 
gratitude to my honored brother, my Lord Bishop, whom I beseech that 
his goodness to me. .Twisse, 109. 

[In Book Fairfax (2.153) is a registration of the will of the same testator, 
beginning Like the above and yet not exactly the same. It was dated 22 Au- 
gust, 1639, and proved 25 October, 1C40. The lease of the manor of East Mar- 
den aud tenements, etc.. in Chichester are bequeathed to eldest daughter Eliza- 
beth (her married name Tory not given; and the other daughter, Frances, is to 
have only the Oxford lease. He speaks of his brother the Iiishop as Lord 
High Treasurer of England. He names his father in law Mr. Humfrey Levinz. 
He gives riugs of the value of forty shillimrs apiece to his brother John and 
his sisters, and his books to his nephew William Juxon. Brother John exe- 
cutor— II. F. W.] 

Sir Nicholas Rainton knight and Alderman of the City of London, 
2 May 1646, proved 11 September 1646. To be buried in the parish 
church of Enfield, Middlesex, in that vault which I there made, by the 
body of my loving wife deceased. The funeral charges &c. tc be managed 
by my loving friends whom I have trusted therewith, my cousin John 
Stephens Esq., my (-) George Rainton gen c and "William Cawthorne gen c . 
A monument to be erected. Nicholas Raintou, eldest son of my nephew 
Nicholas Rainton deceased, at twenty one. Thomas Rainton, second 
son &c. The capital messuage in the parish of St. Edmonds the King in 
Lumberd Street, London, in which I now dwell, and another tenement 
adjoining and a large shop and warehouse adjoining, all which I formerly 
purchased of Edward Seabright Esq. I give to the Master aud four War- 
dens of the Fraternitv of the art or mvsterv of Haberdashers in Loudon 

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(for certain charities). Jewels which were my wife's I give to Rebecca, 
Anne and Elizabeth Rainton, the three daughters of mv nephew Nicholas 
Rainton deceased. Other gifts to above grand nephews and nieces. The 
said George Raintou my cousin. My cousin Mr. Richard Chambers, al- 
derman of London, and his wife Judith my niece. Her former husband 
Thomas Ferries. William Ferres her sou. Her sen in law, my cousin, 
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wife. William Vincent their son, my godson. My cousin Mr. George 
Clarke of London, merchant taylor, and Anne his wife. Nicholas Clarke, 
their eldest son, George Clarke, another of their sons, Rebecca Clarke, 
their eldest daughter, and Anne, Elizabeth and Mary Clarke, three other 
of their daughters. 

Item, I give unto mv Kinsman Mr. William Tayler* of London, haber- 
dasher, ten pounds, and to Mrs. Margaret Tayler, his wife, ten pounds. I 
give to Rebecca Taylor, their daughter unmarried, fifty pounds. I give to 
Daniel Tayler his son, ten pounds and to Rebecca, his wife, twenty pounds. 
I give to Samuel Taylor, another of his sons, one hundred pounds. My 
cousin Rebecca Forinall. My cousin John Downes Esq. and my cousin 
Hannah Downes, his wife. My kinsman William Rainton Esq. and Mrs. 

■ Rainton his wife and Rainton his daughter. Mr. Charles 

Trinder. My sister in law Mrs. Jane Rainton widow. My kinswoman Mrs. 
Madgalen Rainton, widow of William Rainton deceased, and my cousin Wil- 
liam Rainton, their son. The three daughters of the said William Rain- 
ton deceased. I give to my kinsman Mr. Arthur Juxon of London, 
sugarbaker, twenty pounds and to Nicholas, his son, one hundred pounds, 
and to John and Arthur Juxon, his sons, fifty pounds each. My kins- 
woman Magdalen Wimbidge and Mary Wimbich, her daughter, and Samuel 

Wimbich, her son. and Lydia Wimbech, her daughter. Robert Hall of ( ) 

in the County of Glocester and Judith, his wife, and William Hall, his eldest 
son, and the rest of his children. My cousin William Rainton the son of 
Nicholas Rainton of Wapping, Middlesex, haberdasher, and Martha Rainton, 
daughter of the said Nicholas. Mv kinsman Mr. Hamond Rainton and 
Robert, Nicholas and Josuah Rainton. his suns, and Mary and Rebecca 
Rainton, his daughters. My kinswoman Mrs. Anne Glauvill widow and 
Arthur Glanvill, her son, and Rebecca Glauvill, her daughter. My kins- 
woman Mrs. Elizabeth Wetherhead and Mr. Edward Wetherhead, her hus- 
band. My kinsman Mr. John [Farmefie ?] mid Rebecca, his wife, and 
their children. My kinsman Mr. Thomas Clarke of Heighington in the 
County of Lincoln and Susan his wife and their children (among whom 
George mv servant). Robert Cooke. Mr. William Sanky. Mv niece 
Mrs. Sarah Ferries. My cousin Anne Stephens wife of mv cousin John 
Stephens Esq. aforesaid. Their daughter Anne Stephens and their sons 
Thomas and Edward. My sister in law Mrs. Anne Mouisorit widow and 
her sou Mr. Thomas Moulson, mv kinsman. Mv cousin Mr, Serjeant 

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Turner and my cousin Mrs. Anne Turner, his wife, and my cousin Ed- 
ward Turner, Esq., their eldest son, and my cousin Mrs. Anne Turner, 
their daughter. My cousin Mr. John Bnnbury. His son George. 3Iv 
cousin John Kendrieke alderman of London. Mv cousin Mrs. Elizabeth 
Aldersey, the wife of Thomas Aldersey of Spur.stowe in the County of 
Chester. Mv kinswoman Mrs. Mary Prigge. My kinswoman Mrs. Re- 
becca Barker. Certain friends named. Robert Curteves of Endfieid. 
My cousin Nicholas Raiutou. eldest son of my said nephew Nicholas Rain- 
ton deceased, who is my heir at law, I appoint to be my sole executor 

* This William Taylor married, for his second wife, Margaret* a sister of our Rev. 
John Wilson and the mother ot'our Edward Tiawson. Hi? will may he found in my Glean- 
ings Part III., p. 271." His son Daniel Taylor's will (on p. 27'2j mentions brother and 



• From his naming the Moulson-; and the Alderseys of Snurstowe as kindred I sup- 

se Sir Nicholas Rainton married Rebecca the sister of Alderman Moulson | pedi- 

;e on page 4l).j of Registeu for July, 1894, where his name is wrongly printed Kaw- 
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when he shall attain his age of one and twenty years, and my said cousin 
John Stephens, my cousin George Rainton and William Cawthorue to be 
executors until then. And I do hereby make and appoint my said loving- 
cousins Mr. William Taylor, citizen and haberdasher of London, Mr. Ar- 
thur Juxon, citizen and Sadler of London, and Mr. George Clarke, citizen 
and merchant raylor of London, overseers. 

A new probate was granted 14 March 1655 to Nicholas Rainton, gentle- 
man, executor &c, who had come to full age. Twisse, 129. 

Haxameel Chiborne of Messing, Essex, Esq. 16 March 1647, with 
a codicil dated 7 April 16-18, proved 5 May 1648. My place of burial 
to be within the chancel of the parish church of Messing that I may 
there sleep with mv fathers. Mv manors of Messing Flail ah. Messing 
Baynards aud Bouchiers Flail in Messing and Hardborroughs. The im- 
propriate parsonage of -Messing, with the tytb.es of corn and hay belonging, 
and the advowson of the vicarage of the church. Wife Isabella. Mv now 
dwelling house called Messing Hall. My brother Richard Chiborne gen s . 
My nephew George Juxon gen*. My kinswoman Etheldred Peele. My 
kinsman Drue Webster. Mv lat? son George. Mv sister Frances Eng- 
ham and her son Thomas aud daughter Margaret. My sister Elizabeth 
Juxon and every of her children by Richard Juxon her late husband. My 
sister Mary Porter and every of her children. Mv late father Sir Charles 
Chiborne, Sergeant at Law. Dame Margaret Chiborne. Mv cousin John 
Josceline of Grays Inn Esq. In the codicil he refers to sister the Ladv 
Frances Ingeham. Essex, 84. 

[The will of Sir Charles Chiborne, knight, father of the above, was proved 
10 March 1619 aud registered iu Book Soame (24).] 

Arthur Juxon citizen and Salter of London 25 March 1652, proved 
29 March 1652. To mv cousin Sara Byfield fifty pounds and to John and 
Thomas Juxon, sons of my nephew John Juxon deceased, at their ages of 
one and twenty years, forty pounds apiece. To my brother Ralph Juxon 
twenty pounds, to be taken off of his debt. Mourning for wife aud three 
sons and son Nicholas his wife. My sister Glanvile and my sister Wim- 
bish. To loving wife Mrs. Ann Juxon fifty pounds per annum so long as 
she pleases to live with my sons. And it of her own will she think fit to 
go away then to pay her twelve hundred pounds aud her annuity the:) to 
cease. Certain profits to be divided between sons John and Arthur. The 
household stuff at Sheene I give to ray son Nicholas, he having undertaken 
to satisfy mv cousin Marv Wimbish her debt. Mv house in Newgate Mar- 
ket I give to mv son Arthur. A gift to son Nicholas his wife and to his 
daughter Elizabeth. I make my brother in law Richard Sanders sole exe- 
cutor and sons Nicholas. John and Arthur overseers. Proved by Richard 
Saunders. Bowyer, 59. 

William Miciieleorxe of Sedlescombe, Sussex, gen 1 28 January 1651. 
proved 19 August 1052. Nephew William Thomas Esq. My grandchild 
William Juxon. Goods in the house wherein I some time dwelt in West- 
meston, Sussex, and in the house wherein I dwelt in Albourne, Sussex. 
Cousin John Michelborne, of Newicke in the same county gen 1 , sou of 
John Michelborne who was the son of my brother George. A moiety of 
the manor of Middleton in said canity. Lands and tenements in V.'est- 
meston and Westtield. My cousin Thomas Avery oi Seddlescombe. My 

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son in law John Juxon Esq. Anne his late wife and my daughter. My 
son in law John Broonaefield esquire. Elizabeth his now wife and my daugh- 
ter. The late wife and children of my cousin Edward Lutman deceased. 
The said John Michelborne my executor. All mv right, title and interest 
in certain land in Thorneweeke by virtue of the last will and testament of 
Edward Michelborne late of Hamonds in said county Esq. 

Bowyer, 228. 

Richard Chiborne of Witham, Essex, Esq., 17 October 1652, proved 
7 June 1653. To wife Elizabeth my farm called Kockinghams and the 
lands &c. in Layer Marney, Essex, for life; then to my daughter Mary, 
with remainder to my nephew Charles Porter, next to nephew John Por- 
ter, next to nephew William Porter, then to my right heirs forever. A 
messuage in Layer Marnev to the said Elizabeth my wife, Robert Haines 
and Hezekiah Haynes Esquires, my cousins, upon trust for the use and ben- 
efit of my daughter Mary <Scc. House and household stuff in Witham to 
wife. My cousin Mary Porter. Mv late sister Juxon's children. Mv sister 

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Porter's children. My said cousins Robert Haines and Hezekiah Haines 
and such one person more as my wife shall nominate and appoint shall have 
the guardianship of the body of mv said daughter and of her estate until 
her a«e of one and twenty years or dav of marriage. The education of 
my said daughter I desire may be in a liberal and " ingenous " way. I ap- 
point and name Mr. William Allen of Witham and Mr. Bartholomew Wall 
of Falkborne executors. Administration with the will annexed was 
granted ou the above day to Elizabeth Reade otherwise Chiborne the relict 
&C, the executors named having renounced. Brent, 27. 

John Juxon of Alborne, Sussex, Esq., 15 December 1654. with a codicil, 
proved 30 May 1655. Son William Juxon. Lands at Woodley in the 
parish of Sunning in Berk-hire to be sold. Lease of certain lands in Ful- 
ham and of a farm in Finchley (both in Middlesex). Son John Juxon. 
Said son William at one and twenty. Manor of Little Crompton in Glouces- 
tershire. Other manors. The right reverend father in God Doctor Juxon, 
lately Bishop of London, my most honored Lord and Brother. My well 
beloved friends Major Thomas Juxon, son of my kinsman John Juxon late 
of Walbrooke London deceased, and my nephew Robert Puy (or Pry) of 
Little Compton aforesaid, and John Allen of St. Gregorys London geu 1 ., 
and my nephew Richard Swaine gen c . to be conditional trustees for the 
benefit "of the said Reverend Father Dr. Juxon my brother." Son John 
at age of one and twenty. Lands in Sussex. Said nephew Richard Swayne 
and his brother Lawrence Swayne. My niece Frances Juxon. Sister 
Anne Swayne widow. My nephew Thomas Pory son of the aforesaid Rob- 
ert Pory (see Pry above) and Elizabeth his late wife my niece. My nephew 
Robert Pory the younger, son of the said Robert and Elizabeth. My nephew 
and godson John Pory, sons of the said Robert and Elizabeth. My 
nephew John Swaine. His brother Lawrence Swayne. His brother Rich- 
ard Swayne. Robert Pory the younger'3 three sisters Elizabeth, Elleanor 
and Mary. I do nominate and appoint my well beloved kinsman Major 
Thomas Juxon and my nephew Robert Pory the elder aforesaid mine exe- 
cutors. My said trustees Thomas Juxon, Robert Pory, John Allen and 
Richard Swayne. Loving friends Thomas Bonuett, Dr. of the Civil Law 
and one of the Masters of Chancery, Michaell Handcorne of Loudon gen 1 ., 
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codicil a bequest of tea pounds a year during her life to " my sister Hand- 
corne." To my niece Elizabeth Merlott the sum of one hundred thirty and 
odd pounds which was owing to me by her mother at the time of her de- 
cease. My sister Swayne an annuity- Lands iu Alborne Sussex. My 
good friend Mr. John Bargrave o-overnor to mv son William, now beyond 
the seas, when he shall return with my son into England. My kinswoman 
Mrs. Gibbons. Aylett, 158. 

Hester Johnson of London, widow, 2 February 1 655, proved 8 April 
1656. Son William Johnson and his wife. Silver apostle spoons. Daugh- 
ter Anne Tichborne. Daughter Hester Preston. Daughter Mary Ailing- 
ton and her husband Thomas Allingtoh. Daughter Frances Massey. Her 
husband William Massy. Daughter Elizabeth Juxon. Sons in law Robert 
Tichbourne, alderman of London, Isaac Preston, alderman of Yarmouth, 
Thomas Allington, William Masev, Nicholas Juxson and Hugh Smithson. 
My grandchildren. The children of my sister Thomazine Gibbs deceased. 
Francis and Thomas Anguish the sons of mv sister Anguish deceased. Mv 
aunt Susan Harman. Aunt Answish. Brother Alderman Dethick of Lon- 
don. Sister Atkin. The five children of brother Atkin viz 1 . Thomas, 
Anne, Joa^.e, Mary and Hester. Henry King Esq. Peter Cushon. God 
daughter Hestor Haward. Anne Caron and Jane Copping two of the 
daughters of my aunt Cofers. My daughter Smithsou. The poor of Ing- 
ham in Norfolk. Five sermons to be preached iu Ingham (Elingham) 
church by some godly divine who shall have for his pains twenty shillings 
for every sermon. And mv desire is that if master Peter Cushon (dish- 
ing) be thereabout living he shall preach all those sermons; and upon every 
one of those sermon days that seventeen shillings and six pence to be then 
given to the poor of that town and two shillings and six pence then given 
also to the clarke of that parish for his waiting there that day upon that 
occasion. My six daughters. Berkeley, 126. 

John Juxon of London merchant, 5 May 1659, proved 6 December 
1659. To be buried near unto ray father in the parish church of St. Lau- 
rence Pountnall (Pountney) London, desiring that Master Francis War- 
ham, minister &c. at Hendon, Middlesex, may preach a sermon at my fune- 
ral. To my younger brother George one thousand pounds at age of four 
and twenty years. My honored and faithful friend Master Samuel Foote 
of London, merchant. To my aunt Mrs. Sarah Bvfield, wife of Master 
Byfleld, minister, one hundred pounds and to her daughter Elizabeth Bow- 
ers twenty pounds. To my kinsman William Juxon in the Barbadoes 
twenty pounds which I desire my uncle Lieu 1 . Colonel Thomas Juxon to 
take care of. The almshouses in East Sheene. Lands, tenements &c. in 
Mortlake. Mv honored uncle Col. Edmund Harvey and mv loving aunt 
his wife. My uncle Morrice Gethings and his wife. Loving uncle L l . Col. 
Thomas Juxon and his wife. Uncle Byfield, minister, and my aunt his wife. 
Uncle Thomas Langham and his wife. Lovin^ uncle Col. George Lang- 
ham. My uncle Col. Matthew Shepard and his wife. Uncle Ralph Juxon 
and his wife. Mv cousins the children of my said uncle Edmund Harvey, 
either natural or by affinity. My cousiu Matthew Shepard and hib wife 
and my cousin Thomas Shepard and my cousin John Key and my cousin 
his wife and my two cousins the daughters of my aforesaid uncle Morrice 
Gethings and the son and daughter of my aforesaid uncle Thomas Juxon 
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and his wife and Mistress Phebe Foote. Mrs. Elizabeth Foote. Sarah 
Foote, Samuel Foote the voun^er, Ann Foote Ann (and?) Mary Foote 
and rny cousin William Juxoii in Wood Street and his wife and my cousin 
William Bremer and his wife. My cousin Mrs. Anne Belgrave (and oth- 
ers). To my brother Thomas all mv lands, tenements &c. of which mv iate 
father John Juxon died seized and which 1" deem and take to belong to me 
as the heir of my said father. Reference to father's executors. My said 
brother Thomas Juxon to be sole executor and uncle Col. Thomas Juxon 
and uncle Col. George Langham to be overseers. Pell, 537. 

Ralph Juxon citizen and grocer of London. 15 October 1660, proved 
8 November 1660. To be buried in St. Sepulchres church. My son in law 
Richard Norfolke and his wife and their children. Grandchild Margaret 
Norfolke. Grandchildren Sarah. Richard and Mary Norfolke. My daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Tucke widow. Residue to wile Margaret whom I make sole 
executrix. Nabbs, 285. 

John Swaine, servant to Master Lawrence Low. barber surgeon in 
Rood Lane in the parish of Margaret Pattens London, bound out for East 
India. 31 January 1658, proved 2 February 1600. To mv dear mother 
Mrs. Anne Swavne widow of mv father Mr. John Swavne of the parish of 
Ailborne late deceased, in the county of Sussex, fifty pounds, being a part 
of my father his legacy given unto me in his last will and testament. To 
my eldest brother Mr. Richard Swavne fifty pounds, part of the said legacy. 
To mv vouno-er brother Lawrence Swavne one hundred pounds out of the 
legacy bequeathed unto me by my uncle John Juxon Esq. late deceased. 
Mv lovinii kinsman Mr. John Palmer of the city of London linen draoer 

if O *f A 

to be sole executor. Loving kinswoman Mrs. Bridget Scivington. Mr. 
Richard Higginson. Mr. Edward South. The signature of testator was 
entered as John Swayne. May, 32. 

Joseph Juxon oi OrTord Clunv, Hunt-., gen 1 ., 12 October 1GG0, proved 
25 November 1661. To be buried, if I shall happen to die in Loud?::, in 
the vault of the parish church of St. Lawrence Pountney als Poultney 
where my deceased father Mr. John Juxon lies interred. Wife Sarah. 
Lands in Offord Cluney lately purchased. Son Joseph. Daughter Alice 
Juxon. Mother Mrs. Judith Chambers. Four brick houses in the parish 
of St. Lawrence Pountney &c. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son 
Joseph Juxon, from and immediately after the death of my said mother 
Mrs; Judith Chambers, all those two houses situate and being in the parish 
of St. Lawrence Pountney als Poultney in London which houses are ioiu- 
ing in that part of the lane which is called Suffolk Lane and is next unto 
London Stone, now in the occupation of Mr. Roberts and Mr. Pennvman 
or Prittyman. 1 further give and bequeath unto my children Joseph and 
Alice Juxon all such sum or sums of money that shall be allowed for the 
fee farm rents that my brother Major Thomas Juxon purchased for me (in 
Yorkshire). Wife Sarah to be sole executrix and my brother Major Thomas 
Juxon to be overseer. May, 180. 

William Juxon Archbishop of Canterbury 20 September 1662, de- 
clared to be my last will &c. 14 May 1663. with a codicil annexed, proved 
4 July 1663. A gift to the parish of St. Peters the great (alias) the Sub- 
deanry in the city of Chichester. The poor of St. Giles in the suburbs of 
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tershire, of Lemington and Todenham in the same county and of Lam- 
beth and Croydon in Surrey. My sister Anne Swayne and my nephews 
Richard and Lawrence Swayne. My nieces Elizabeth Merlott and Fran- 
cis Fisher. My cousin Dr. Robert Porv and his children, Elizabeth, Thomas, 
Helen. Mary and Robert Pory. My cousin John Pory and each of his 
children. Mv cousin Henry Fisher. My cousin Thomas Juxon of More- 
lake. My cousin John Meeres of Peters field. My cousin John Palmer 

merchant and his sister Palmer of Chichester. Dr. Braburne ray 

chaplain. Sir Philip Warwicke. Dr. Bayly, Deau of Salisbury. The 
President and Scholars of St. John's College in Oxford. The repair of the 
church of St. Pauls. My reverend brother Gilbert. Lord Bishop of Lon- 
don (to whom my barge &c.). My nephew Sir William Juxon to be sole 
executor. If I happen to die before the Hall at Lambeth be finished Occ. 
Richard Mannynge a witness. The cathedral church of Canterbury. Mr. 
George Juxon of Canterbury. Dr. Turner, Dean of Canterbury. 

Juxon. 89. 

Roger Dalton of St. Clement's Danes, Midd.. gen 1 .. 15 March 1664, 
proved 26 April 1G65. I give unto my sister Margaret Juxon of St. Se- 
pulchers parish, in Middlesex twenty pounds and a certain gold ring with 
four biackmores heads which she formerly ^ave me. My said sister's grand 
child Margaret Norfolke. To Dr. Anthony Morbury of St. Clement's 
Danes ten pounds. Certain friends named. 

Arch. Middlesex, Vol. 1 (1664-1667). 

William Juxon citizen and mercer of London, now living in the parish 
of Saint Alban in Great Wood Street, London, 30 August 1GG1, proved 
30 June 1GGG. Mv late master Thomas Agges. Wife Elizabeth and my 
two daughters Elizabeth and Surah Juxon. Mr. Arthur Worth. Wife to 
be executrix. Samuel Juxon a witness. Proved by Elizabeth Plumoton 
ah Juxon wife of Richard Plumpton and relict of the deceased. 

Mico, 100. 

Mar GAS et Juxon of St. Sepulchre's, Middlesex, widow. 3 May 1GG-3. 
proved 12 July 1666. Aired. Certain poor. Daughter Sarah Norfolke 
widow. Messuages Occ. at Cow Cross in said parish. Grandson Richard 
Norfolke at seventeen. Grandchildren Margaret, Sarah and Mary Xor- 
folke. Brother Mr. Matthew Sheapeard to have a gold seal ring which 
was mv late husband's engraven with four blackamores heads. Lovim* 
kinsman Mr. Matthew Sheapeard the younger. Granddaughter Margaret 
Norfolke to be sole executrix. Mico, 118. 

Thomas Allixgton of the parish of Mildred in the Poultry. London, 
merchant, 3 September 1653, proved 27 November 1609. To wife Mary 
all my messuages, lands, tenements &c. in Norfolk. My brother in law 
Nicholas Juxon and Elizabeth his wife. My brethren James, Richard, 
William and Robert Allington. Mv sister Marv the wife of Mr. Godfrey 
Twelves and my sister Ann. My loving brother in law Robert. Lord Ticli- 
bourne, and Dame Anne his wife. Brothers in law Mr. Isaac Preston and 
Hester his wife, Mr. William Massey and Frances his wife. Mr. Hugh 
Smithsou and Sarah his wife and Mr. William Johnson and. his wife. Wife 
Mary to be executrix. Coke, 131. 

Robkrt Port, S. T. P., Archdeacon of Middlesex and Canon Residen- 
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proved 30 November 1669. I give towards the reparation and re-edifica- 
tion of tbe cathedral church of St. Paul, now in ruins, one hundred pounds. 
The poor of St. Buttolph without Bishopsgate and of Much Hadhani and 
Little Haddam. Herts. The town of Little Coinpton in the county of 
Gloucester. My brother Mr. John Pory and his wife Catherine. My 
nieces Mary, Catherine and Eiiauor Tory. My eldest sou Thomas Pory. 
Son Robert. My daughter Mary Newce. Mv eldest daughter Elizabeth 
Porv. One huudred pounds left to her bv mv first wife's father Mr. Thomas 
Juxon. My daughter Helen Porv. Mv dear wife Mrs. Jane Pory and her 
son Bryan Walton and her sister Mrs. -Mary Fuller. My sister Carter and 
brother Gervase and brother Robert Fuller. Coke, 145. 

William Taylor of the town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne, 
gentleman, 15 September 21 Charles II.. proved 3 November 1669. My 
cousin Mr. Samuel Taylor. My cousin John Juxon, sugar baker. My sis- 
ter Anne wife of Dunkam of Barmoodaes. My sister Mary wife 

of Henry Moore of Barmoodaes. Mv aunt Margaret wife of John How- 
brev and her children. »My cousins Catherine. Rebecca and Margaret Tav- 
lor daughters of my cousin Daniel Taylor deceased. My cousin Mr. Wil- ' 
liam Webbe and his two daughters Margaret and Hannah Webb whom he 
had by his first wife and are not as yet married. My maid servant Jane 
Taylor. My said cousins Samuel Taylor and John Juxon to be joint exe- 
cutors. Coke, 149. 

Nicholas Juxon, Strand on the Green in the parish of Chiswick, Mid- 
dlesex, 26 April 1671, proved 30 November 1671. Wife Elizabeth. 
House at East Sheeue. My children. My brother John Juxon to be exe- 
cutor. . Duke, 133. 

Citakles Harvey, citizen and draper of London, 30 April 1672, proved 
5 November 1672. To be buried in the parish church of St. Dunstan in 
the East, in the vault where my honored mother and three children are in- 
terred. Houses and ground at Clapham Surrey. Wife Elizabeth. Mv 
children Charles and Elizabeth Harvey. Brother Edmond Harvey. Fath- 
er in law Mr. William Low. Friends Mr. Thomas Pakeman and Mr. 
John Davis. Brother Thomas Harvey. Uncle Thomas Wcsterne, my 
partner, and my aunt his wife and their children my cousins. Brother John 
Boone and his wife. Uncle Col. George Langham and cousins Thomas 
Bard and his wife and Thomas Juxon and his wife (and others). 

Eure, 135. 

Tiiomas Juxox second son of John Juxon late of East Sheene, Mort- 
lake Surrey, proved 21 December 1672. I do give and bequeath my man- 
sion house in East Sheeue. with all the land thereunto belonging, enclosed 
with a pale, unto my nephew Thomas Juxon during the life of my dear son 
William Juxon, with the issues and profits, that he may be therewith en- 
abled to maintain my said son with necessaries. And after the death of 
my dear son I give the said mansion house and land unto his heirs forever. 
By Deed of Feoffment dated 6 October 1670, made at Dublin between me, 
Thomas Juxon, Standish Hartstrong and John Petty deceased and mv son 
William Juxon of the other part, 1, for the natural affection I bore unto 
my son, did settle all my castles, houses and lands &c. in the County of Lim- 
erick unto him and his heirs, paying vearlv one hundred pounds theteof 
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ried. A uew arrangement made. These castles &c. given to daughter 
Elizabeth to be sold and two thirds thereof (arising) may be to my dear son 
William when he shall be cured of his " Melancholly " distemper (accord- 
ins to an agreement made bv me with Mr. Newton where now 7 he lodges). 
For want of heirs of my said son lawfully begotten the moiety of the pro- 
ceeds of the said lands I give to my nephews Thomas and George Juxon 
of London sons of my brother John Juxon deceased. Provision in case of 
having a child bv dear wife. Nephew Tristam Davis. Sister Sarah Bv- 
field and her children. The children of mv cousins Matthew Sheppard, 
Nicholas Juxon and John Juxon. To my nephew Timothy Byfielu my 
farm of Barberries in Danesbury Essex and sixty pounds to repair the 
same and twelve pounds to pay the line to the lord and other charges. To 
mv dear sister the rent of the lands which I bought of the Briggeses, ly- 
ing in the Baronv of Deese and countv of Meath &e., for life. And I L r ive 
unto the sons of mv said sister. Timothy and Nathaniel, the said lands occ. 
Niece Elizabeth Davise. Niece Rebecca Jackson. Niece Sarah B} field. 
I give the sum of twertv pounds to be laid out in erecting a monument in 
the remembrance of Maurice Carent Esq. and the lady Elizabeth Ins wife, 
the father and mother of mv dear wife deceased, in the church of Henstrige 
or Woodyates, Dorset, provided that the lands of Toomerel do descend to 
my children and their heirs, my brother James Carent dying without chil- 
dren. I will that there be erected in the church of Islington a marble in 
the wall near where my dear wife lies buried, with this inscription. Here 
lyes buried the Body of Elizabeth Juxon late the wife of Thomas Juxon 
Esq r . Daug r . of Maurice Carent of Toomer Parke in the county of Som- 
sett Esu r . and of the Lady Elizabeth his Wife the Eldest daughter of James 
Earle of Marleburg Lord Treas r . oi England etc. w ch said Eliza: Juxon 
dyed the of September 1609, leaving two Children W ni . and Eliz- 
abeth. Over the said Marble, supported with flat columns, my coat em- 
paled with Carent and Tomer quarterly. y e first Argent 3 Hurtes charged 
with 3 Chevernelles Gules: y e 2 l Argent 3 bars wavy Gules, and my Crest 
upon a helmet &c. above the escutcheon. I give twelve pounds to be laid 
out in repairing the alms-houses at East Sheene and for setting up a stone 
with mv father's coat and crest cut and colore 1. Sundrv legatees (amonc 
whom) Mr. Brinsiev's brother in lav.' that lives in old Bramford. My cousin 
William Juxou late of Virginia. Mv dear cousin Sir W". Juxon knight 
and baronet. Cousin James Carent. Esq. Cousin Matthew Sheppard. 
Cousin John Juxon. The eldest son of my cousin John Kirriell deceased. 
Brothers Sir Charles Meredith and Robert Meredith. Sister the Countess 
of Mountrath. To my dear Lady Anne Coote y e Spleene-stone after the 
death of my dear sister the Countess of Mountrath. Niece Farrington and 
niece Kenricke. Nephew John Key. The three youngest daughters of 
my sister Byfield that are unmarried. Daughter Elizabeth to be execu- 
trix. Eure, 147. 

Sententia pro Confirmacione in respect of the above will was promul- 
gated 17 February 1G73, following upon litigation between Elizabeth Juxou 
daughter and executrix of the one part ami Thomas Juxon and George 
Juxon, nephews by the brother, of the other part. Bunce, 136. 

Maurice Getiiix of Islington Middlesex Esq. 29 July 1670 proved 20 
January 1072. Wife Mary. Goods &c. in the County of Denbigh. 
Daughter Rebeccah wife of Richard Kendrick. Daughter Sarah wife of 
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street. Southwark, Surrey. Daughter in law Hannah the now wife of my 
son in law George Juxon. Poor of Spittie in Denbigh where I was born 
and of St. Mary, Islington, where I now live. Nephew Richard Roberts. 
Sou in law John Key. Pve, -A. 

George Laxgttam of Clanham, Surrey, 1 June 1680, with a codicil 
dated 1G March 1682, proved 4 May 1G83. Brother Mr. Thomas Lang- 
ham. My nine houses lately built by me or my tenants upon my fee iu St. 
Thomas Apostles in the Ward of Vintry, London. Lease of houses, tene- 
ments and wharf at the Three Cranes in the Vintry held by lease from the 
Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors. Loving nephew Mr. Thomas 
Juxon of More lack. My niece Mary Harvey. Tenements in lease to 
Thomas Chester and Joshua Child, now Sir Joshua Child. M} r nephew 
George Juxon brother of Thomas. My cousin Peter Harvey son of my 
nephew Thomas Harvey by Jane his now wife. My niece Sarah Inglet (or 
Juliet). Tenement iti lease to Mr. Daniel Farrington, merchant, lately built 
by himself. Tenement near adjoining in parish of Thomas Apostles and 
fronting College Hill on the South. The voungest son of my niece Judith 
Bush, daughter of my sister Judith Harvey deceased. Niece Martha Tooth. 
Niece Alice Harvey. Niece Elizabeth Wilcocks (and Willcox). A pas- 
sage from College Hill or Cloke Lane. Sister in law Mrs. Mary Langham. 
My late wife. Loving cousin Elizabeth Juxon wife of nephew Thomas 
Juxon. Cousin Thomasin Thorpe wife unto Mr. John Thorpe. Brother in 
law Mr. Matthew Barker. The Company of Merchant taylors, ''when I 
came uoon the livery." Cousin Mr. George Mavnard, merchant, now liv- 
ing in Lisborne. Niece Sarah Browne wife of Mr. Robert Browne. Niece 

Martha Tooth wife of James Tooth. Niece Alice Picks wife of 

Picks. Nephew George Juxon of London silkman. Drax, 59. 

THOMAS Laxgham of Clapham. Surrey, 1 February 1691, proved 30 
May 1G95. Niece Elizabeth Lane. Niece Sarah Nicholas. Niece Alice 
Pickus. Niece Elizabeth Wilcocks. Niece Mary Harvey. Mr. Peter 
Smith. Mr. Marshall Smith. Mr. Stephen Nye. Mrs. Elizabeth Ben- 
son. Jane Harvey daughter of my niece Jane Harvey. Mary Harvey 
daughter of said Jane. Houses and lands in Finchingfield Essex. Peter 
Harvey sou of said Jane. Niece Elizabeth Juxon. Wilson daugh- 
ter to my late niece Bush. Nephew Thomas Juxon. Houses at 

Clapham. Company of Mercers, London. 

A grant of Admon. with the will annexed, de bonis non, was issued 28 
April 1758 to Jane Harvey widow, administratrix with the will annexed of 
the goods of Jaxe Harvey widow, deceased, whilst living surviving execu- 
trix &c. Ifhy, 75. 

Thomas Jcxox of Clapham, Surrey, gen 1 ., 18 April 1704, with a codi- 
cil bearing date 11 May 17<>5. proved 1 August 1705. Wife Elizabeth. 
My manor of East Sheene and Westhall &c. in Mortlake and florley, Sur- 
rey. Deeds of settlement bearing date 27 August and 11 September 1661. 
Other deeds dated 10 and 11 May 1GG5. Mr. Maurice Kay of Hattou 
Garden, London. My cousin Elizabeth Wynn. wife of John Wynn, and 
her daughter Elizabeth Wynn. My cousin Sarah Farrington, wife of Ed- 
mond Farrington, and her sister Rebecca Kendricke. I give unto Timo- 
thy Byfield Dr. in Physick two hundred pounds, to Dorcas wife of Robert 
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ceased, one hundred pounds and to his sister Elizabeth, wife of William 
Patten, one hundred pounds. Mary Browne, widow and sister to Dorcas 
Patten, and her two daughters. Edmoud Cox son of Debora Cox late 
sister to Mary Browne. William Juxou brother unto Elizabeth Mil net* 
widow. Dorothy Savill widow and relict of Daniel Savili. The executor 
of Ralph Gregg Sen 1 * and Ralph Gregg jun r . Elizabeth Foote widow and 
relict of Samuel Foote late of London, ironmonger. Katheriue wife of 
George Foote and daughter of Mary Bowyer widow. Judith Pickas, daugh- 
ter of Alice Pickas late of Plymouth, and her two sisters. The Governors 
of the "Workhouse without Bishopsgate commonly called Sir Paul Pindars 
house (for the benefit of the poor therein). Gifts made by my late grand- 
father John Juxon and uiv late brother John Juxon. My cousin Mary 
Desmineres of Ireland and her children. Wife Executrix. Others named. 
John Farrington son of Sarah Farrington. Gee, 162. 

[These Juxon wills, which began with the will of Thomas Knott on the last v 
page of ray Gleanings for July, enable us to enlarge very greatly the pedigree 
of Juxon given in the Visitation of Loudon for 1633-4, &c, as published by the 
Harleian Society (page 23 of the second volume). It begins with a John Juxon. 
whose will I have not run across, hot who appears apparently in the registry 
of Christ Church, Xewa-ate Street, v. printed copy of which I had a chance to 
examine hurriedly last year. From that I gleaned the following : 

C/m'sfejiinr/s. 
1552 Aug. 18 Richard sou of John Juxon. 
1578 May 11 Thomas son of Thomas Juxson. 

1580 May 23 Christopher son of Rass (Raff) Juxson. 

1581 Aug. 27 Mary daughter of Rase (Rafe) Juxson. 

1585 June 4 Agnes daughter of Rafe Jugson by his wife Sara. 

1585 June 4 Mary (laughter of Thomas Jugsou. 
158G Aug. 21 Arthur son of Raf Jugsou. 

158G Sept. 10 Mary daughter of Thomas Judgson. 

Marriages. 

1578 Feb. 2 Rafe Ingsou ( Jugson) and Sara svster unto Mr. Smalwood's 

wyf. 

Burials. 
15G0 June 21 John Judson. 
15 GO Mar, G John Juxon's grandmother. 

1582 July 14 Mrs. Jug-on wife of Thomas, grocer. 

1586 Mar. 2 Rafe Juxson. 

Among the Marriage Licenses recorded in the Vicar General's Book (1533-90) 
I found one issued in January 1583 to the curate of St. Mildred's. Bread Street, 
to solemnize a marriage between Thomas Juxon of Christ Church. Newgate, 
merchant tayior and Elizabeth Ireland spinster (pm Uamj, daughter of John Ire- 
land of the aforesaid parish, Salter. This was that Thomas Juxon whose will 
was published in my Gleanings for July 1889 (Register, Vol. 4:5. pp. 301-5). 
His daughter Elizabeth became the wife of Sampson Cotton, whose will was 
also published in that same volume of the Register (p. ,303). Elizabeth, one 
of the daughters of Sampson and Elizabeth Cotton, was the wife of Edmond 
Shcafe ami the mother of Sampson Sheafe of New England; after the death of 
Mr. Sheafe she was married to Mr. Matthew Barker, a clergyman of London. 
Anne, another daughter of Sampson Cotton, became the wife of Thomas Wal- 
ters, a merchant of Loudon; Joanc, another, was married first to John Wood, a 
merchant of London, and secondly to John Bence: Hester, another daughter, 
was married first to "William Ballowe. citizen and mercer of London, and sec- 
ondly to Edward Wastii eld or WestnVed. citizen and grocer of London. Mo.it 
of the wills of these people I have gathered and here publish.] 



130 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

Whitfield and Southcott {ante, vol. 48, p. 139, and vol. 51, pp. 
410-424) : 

[Thomas Southcott of Calwoodley, Devon, whose "will is given in Reg., Vol. 
48, p. 131), meutious his son Richard whom he makes his sole executor. 

Vivian's Visitation of Devon drives the wife of Richard as Elizabeth Whif- 
fleld of Wadhurst. Sussex, an evident error for "Whitfield. 

It was this Richard most probably who was at Dorchester, who came in the 
Mary and John. 1030, and returned in July of that year to England. 

His brother was George Southcott of Kilmington, Devon, of whom is re- 
corded in the Public Record Office his great service to the Puritans. Thomas, 
son of George, is also mentioned. 

Mr. Waters, in his article on the Whitfield family, July number (vol. 51, p. 
410 to 424), asks for a list of the children of Rev. Henry Whitfield. 

The following account, prepared by Hon. Ralph Dunning Smyth, has been for- 
warded by his grandson, Dr. Bernard C. Steiner, librarian of the Enoch Pratt 
Free Library of Baltimore : — 

"Rev. Henry Whitfield, b. 1597 at Mortlake, England; d. Sept. 1057, at 
Winchester, Eug. : m. 1618 Miss Dorothy Sheaffe, dau. Dr. Edmund Sheafie of 
Cranbrook, Kent. She survived her husband. Both returned to England in 
1650, having emigrated thence to America in 1639. Their children were : 

1. Dorothy, bap. at Ockley, England, Mch. 25, 1619: said to have been the 
wife of Thomas Jordan, one of the first settlers of Guilford, or according to 
another account of Samuel Desborough, Lord Keeper of Scotland under Crom- 
well. 

2. Sarah, bap. at Ockley Nov. 1, 1620; d. 1675: m. 1641 Rev. John Higgiuson 
of Guildford and Salem. 

3. Abigail, bap. at Ockley Sept. 1, 1622; d. at Saybrook, Conn., Sept. 9, 
1659; m. Rev. James Fitch of Saybrook and Norwich. 

4. Thomas, bap. at Ockley Dec. 28, 1624. Probably did not come to Guilford, 
may have died young. 

5. John, bap. at Ockley Feb. 11, 1626: came to Guilford but returned to Eng- 
land with his father. 

6. Nathaniel, bap. at Ockley June 28, 1629; came to Guilford but returned to 
England soon after his father, probably about 1655. 

7. Mary, bap. at Ocklcv March 4. 1631. 

8. Henry, bap. at Ockley March 9, 1633; d. at Ockley Feb. 23, 1634. 

9. Bebecca. bap. at Ockley Dec. 22, 1635." 

Elliot Stone, Esq., Riverdale, New York City, furnishes extracts from the 
records of Ockley, Surrey, printed in the " Proceedings at the Celebration of 
the 250th Anniversary of the settlement of Guilford." 

"1619 Dorothea dau r of Henry Whitfield bapt Mar 25 
1620 Sarah " " " " Nov 1 

1622 Abigail " " " " Sept 1 

1624 Thomas son of " " " Dec 1 

1626-7 John " " " " " Feb 11 

1629 Nathaniel " " " " June 28 

1631-2 Mary dau r of " " " Mar 4 

1633-4 Henry son" " " " Mar 9 

1635 Rebekah dau r of " " " Dec 25 

1634-5 Henry son " '• " buried Feby last day." 

W ALTER K. WaTKINS.] 

Bate (ante, vol. 51, p. 268): 

[I do not know whether the Bates of Lyd were related to the family of the 
same name in London, but I can send you for publication, if you wish it. an 
abstract of the wills of Anthony Bate, citizen and clothworker of London 1598, 
and his brother Robert Bate of Little Chester, co. Derby, 1626. I also have 
wills of the Bates of Little Chester and a short pedigree from the Visitation 
of Norfolk 1563. 

Among the records of benefactions to the Ironmongers Company of Lon- 
don is an entry in 1500 : — 

" Mystris Felys Bate late the wife of John Bate gave ij saltys with a cover 
of sylver and p'cell gylt weying liij nnces di. the iij day of November a° MV C ." — 
J. Pail Rylaxds, F.S.A., 2 Charles>:ille, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.] 






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William Ballowe, citizen and mercer of London, 16 March 1G40. 
proved 21 April 1G-11. My personal estate to be divided into two equal 
parts, whereof one part to my wife Hester, according to the custom of the 
city. The other part to pay legacies &c. To my mother in law Mrs. 
Elizabeth Cotton twenty -five pounds. To my dear mother Mrs. Debora 
Saunders the like sum. 1 do acquit and discharge my brother Thomas Bal- 
lowe of and from the payment of thirty pounds due. I give to William 
Ballowe, son of brother Thomas, fifty pounds. To Thomas, another son. 
twentv pounds at one and twenty. To mv brother Henry Ballowe three 
hundred pounds. To my brother Daniel Ballowe two hundred pounds. 
To my brother in law Robert Bendish one hundred pounds. To his 
daughter Debora Bendish. by Mary, his now wife, fifty pounds. To my 
uncle John Ballowe twenty pounds, and to his six children thirty pounds 
apiece (at one and twenty &c). To my brother in law Mr. John Wood 
twenty pounds, to my brother in law Mr. Thomas Walters twenty pounds, 
to my brother in law Mr. Edmund Sheafe twenty pounds, to my brother 
in law James Cotton ten pounds, to my sister in law Sarah Cotton ten 
pounds, to my brother in law Thomas Cotton ten pounds. Five pounds 
apiece to Aunt Hobbye, cousin John Hobbie, cousins Ann and Rachel 
Hobby and ten pounds to cousin Richard Hobbie. To cousin Henry 
Ballowe, son of uncle Thomas deceased, twenty pounds. To the two 
maid servants of my mother in law M rs . Elizabeth Cotton forty shillings 
apiece. To Mr. John Sedgewicke, minister, five pounds. To Michael, 
John and Thomas Saunders, sons of my father in law Mr. Michael Saun- 
ders, ten pounds apiece at one and twenty, and to Richard, his son ten 
pounds.' To cousin Joane Litlepage of Thame ten pounds. The residue 
to wife Hester Ballowe whom I nominate sole executrix, and I desire my 
uncle M r . John Baliowe and my brothers in law John Wood and Thomas 
Walters to be overseers. Evelyn, 42. 

Thomas Walters of London, merchant, 15 December 1G57, proved 15 
January 1G57. I give and devise unto mv dear and loving wife Anne all 
my household goods, rings, plate, jewels, linen, woollen and apparel what- 
soever, and all such sum and sums of money as are due and belonging unto 
me by stock in the Sugar Work, now by me managed in the house where 
I live, in copartnership with my mother in law Mistress Elizabeth Cotton 
and my brother in law Master Thomas Cotton, according to the accompt 
thereof made up and balanced on the nine and twentieth day of September 
last past before the date hereof, together with all profits and advantages 
made by the same stock since the said time, and all sugars, materials and 
utensils to my part of the said trade and stock belonging. I give and de- 
vise unto my son Thomas all those my messuages and tenements situate, 
lying and being in the parish of Great St. Helen's, in London, in which 
Master Jennings, merchant, lately lived, and the house thereunto adjoining. 
If he die before he attain the age of one and twentv years the said mes- 
suages to be sold and the moneys arising to be distributed and paid to and 
amongst my daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah. Mary, Barbara, Judith and Han- 
nah. I give and devise unto mv loving son in law Master William Throck- 
morton and my daughter his wife mourning. To the poor of the parish of 
St. Michael Royal. London, where 1 now live, the sum of ten pounds. To 
my servant John Gray one hundred pounds. My executrix shall give unto 
every one of mv menservants and maidservants some reasonable sum of 
money for mourning. 1 give and will and devise that mournings be given 



132 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

unto my loving mother in law Mrs. Elizabeth Cotton, to my brother in law- 
Master Barker, minister, and his wife, to my brother in law Master John 
Wood and his wife, to my brother in law Master Westfield and his wife, to 
my brother in law Master Thomas Cotton and his wife, to mv cousin Mas- 
ter Humphrey Piggott and to mv cousin Master John Wright of Brooke 
Street in Essex and his wife, to mv cousin Thomas Lightfoot and to Master 
Richard Southwood. I give to Mrs. Ann Stamford five pounds. My wife 
Anne to be sole and absolute executrix. 

One of the witnesses was Matthew Barker. ' Wootton, 5. 

Michael Hancorne, citizen and merchant taylor of London. 18 Jan- 
uary 1G59, proved 17 July 16(30. My body to be buried in the parish 
church of St. Michael Pater Xoster in the Royal in London near my late 
wife Alice. I give to Frances, Dionyse, Thomas and Edward Hancorne, 
the four children of Francis Hancorne. late of Kingsthorp. Northampton, 
yeoman deceased, to mv nephew Zacherv Hancorne and to every other of 
my kindred, in full for whatsoever they may claim out of my estate, twelve 
pence apiece and no more. The residue I give to my maid servant Alice 
Courtis, whom I make and ordain full and sole executrix. 

Nabbs, 126. 

[I give the above will because Sampson Cotton in his will referred to Michael 
Handcorne as his cousin and appointed him an overseer to assist his executrix. 

H. F. W.] 

John" Wood of London, merchant, 27 December 1660. proved 14 Janu- 
ary 1660. Mv debts and funeral charges paid the residue of mv goods &c. 
shall be divided into three equal parts, according: to the custom of the city 
of London, one full part whereof 1 give to my wife Joane. another part to 
my son John Wood, to be paid him at his age of one and twenty years. The 
other third part I do will and appoint for the performance of this will. I 
give to my wife the household siutf and utensils at or belonging to my 
house at Ley'on &c. To my son John two hundred pounds remaining in 
mv hands given unto him and his sister bv mv mother in law Mrs. Eliza- 
beth Cotton and twenty pounds more given unto him by M r . Timothv Mul- 
grave deceased. I give unto my cousin Jane Carpenter fifty pounds, and to 
my cousin Anne Whitnall twenty pounds. To the poor of Laugston in 
Hampshire ten pounds and to the poor of Layton ten pounds and to the 
poor of All Hallows iu the Wall. London, ten pounds. I release to my 
cousin John Sone one hundred pounds by him owing to me. I release to 
my cousin Francis Sone all such moneys as are due from him to me, by the 
balance of account of the Serraleon trade made up between us, so as he be 
assistant to mv executor in the getting in of mv estate. I give mv friend 
Mr. Thomas Crispe forty shillings, to mv friend Mr. George Kellum one 
hundred pounds and desire his best advice and assistance to my executors, to 
the Governors of Christ's Hospital one hundred pounds, to the Master and 
Wardens of the company of clothworkers one hundred pounds, to mv cousin 
Mrs. Mary Bowles one annuity of six pounds to be yearly paid unto her 
during her natural life. All the residue to my wife and sou. May, 12. 

FIlizabkth Cotton of London, widow, 10 December 1662. proved 20 
December 1662. My body to be decently buried in the parish church of 
St. Michael Royal, London, as near to the place where my late dear hus- 
band lies interred as conveniently as may be. I give fifty pounds towards 
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I give to the poor of the same parish and ten pounds more towards the 
placing forth of two poor children of the same parish to be apprentices. 
To my son Thomas Cotton eight hundred pounds. To my daughter Anne 
Walter, widow, eight hundred pounds. To my son in law Master Matthew 
Barker and my daughter Elizabeth his wife eight hundred pounds. To my 
son in law Master John Bence and mv daughter Joane his wife eight bun- 
dred pounds. To my daughter Hester Westfield the wife of Master Ed- 
ward Westfield, over and besides what I hare by deed settled upon my 
daughter Walter in trust for my said daughter Westfield, two hundred 
pounds. To my grandson Richard Edge twenty pounds at one and twenty. 
To my grand daughters hereafter named and to their husbands fourteen 
pounds each to buy them mournings, viz 1 . Anne the wife of Captain Throg- 
morton, Elizabeth the wife of Master Saunders, Sarah the wife of Master 
William Burridge and Elizabeth the wife of Master Proby. I give to 
Elizabeth Atwell forty pounds. To Anne Stamford, widow, ten pounds. 
To William Hinton six pounds. To Widow Deacon forty shillings. To 
Anne Ilollis forty shillings. To fifty poor women twenty shillings apiece. 
My daughter Anne Walter to be sole executrix. Laud, 152. 

Edward Wastfiei.d citizen and grocer of London, 8 January 1677, 
proved 11 February 1077. Have advanced my two sons Edward and 
Richard in the world and have fully paid and giveu unto either of them 
more than his fall orphanage portion, part and proportion of my estate will 
amount unto. They my copartners. By this copartnership I have a stock 
of thirteen hundred pounds, being thirteen thirtieth parts of said stock. 
Now I do declare that Jive hundred and fifty pounds thereof, after my 
death, doth wholly belong to mv loving wife Hester Wastfield for her to 
dispose of it at her death to what child or children of hers she pleaseth, for 
that it was so given by a deed of special trust to Anne Walter, her sister, 
for her by her mother Cotton. Other three hundred and fifty pounds there- 
of I give to the said Hester my wife to complete nine hundred pounds which 
J intend for her out of my own personal estate. And the remaining four 
hundred pounds, residue of the said stock, is a debt I owe unto my daughter 
Elizabeth upon Bond, the which I have made up for her to complete her 
orphanage part equal with her brothers William and John. The same to 
be paid unto her at her age of one and twenty years or marriage. Fro- 
visions for sous William and John (the latter a minor). My daughter 
Hester is advanced in marriage to Mr. Ambrose Nicholas. My daughter 
Anne is advanced in marriage to 31 r. Martin West. They have received 
their portions of five hundred pounds apiece. I do further give unto them 
twenty shillings apiece for rings. The residue of personal estate to wife 
Hester whom 1 make sole executrix. Sous Edward and William( ?) to be 
overseers. He speaks of them as his copartners. Proved by the widow. 

Reeve, 19. 

Richard Gerveis of St. Giles without Cripplegate London, gen'., 10 
August 1694, with a codicil bearing date 18 October 1694, proved 29 Oc- 
tober 1694. To be buried in the parish church of St. Leonard Shoreditch 
near to my well beloved wife Susanna. My daughter in law Elizabeth 
Barnard. Sir Leonard Robinson. Mr. Lee, sadler. Mr. Tanner clerk of 
Fishmongers Hall. To mv cousin Ann Walter ten shillings, to buy her a 
ring, and to mv cousin Hester Westfield ten shillings to buy her a ring, and 
to Mr. John Pargiter and his wife twenty shillings apiece to buy them rings 



134 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

and to my cousin Sarah Freeher and her three daughters ten shillings apiece 
to buy them rings and to my kinsman Nathaniel Jemmat and his wife twen- 
ty shillings apiece to buy them rings aud to my kinsman John Jemraatfe and 
his wife twenty shillings apiece to buy them rings aud to my cousin Mary 
Miller forty shillings to buy her a ring. Ten shillings apiece (for rings) to 
Mrs. Cotnnton, Mrs. Mary Morgan, Mr. Samuel Kendall, Mr. Jonathan 
Harris. Mr. Osborne and his wife. Mr. Nathaniel Spring, Mr. Samuel Al- 
derson. Mr. Harding, Mr. Benjamin Alport and Mr. Philip Hills. The same 
to cousin Nicholas and my cousin her husband and to cousin (female) Ward 
and to cousin John Winington. The same to Mrs. Bingham. James Daw- 
son, John Flail, Elizabeth Trowell, Thomas Purser, loving friend Mr. Wil- 
liam Ciough and Richard Wall. Cousin Ann Jemmat theyouuger. Cousin 
John Jem mat's eldest daughter. Cousin Ambrose Nicholls. The children 
of my cousin Thomas Waiters. The children of my cousin Thomas Cot- 
ton. Mary Bankin (?). Tabitha Tompson. Lease of tenements which I 
hold from the city being in Sword Bearers Alley. Daughter in law Eliza- 
beth Barnard, mother of my grandson Richard Gerveis. My lands in 
Stow Maris, Essex, and copyhold tenements in Westham, Essex, and lands 
in Abthorp in the county of Northampton and freehold tenements in Angel 
Alley, Bishopsgate Street and my field at Low Laytou, Essex, and two ten- 
ements in Basing hall street, with tnv tenement in Bow Lane held from the 
company of Broderers. The children of my cousin Ambrose Nicholas. 
The female children of my cousin Thomas Cotton. The children of my 
cousin Thomas Waters. My copyhold tenement at Plaistow to the chil- 
dren of Philip Hills. Mary Rankin (see Bankin above). The Company 
of Shipwrights of London. The poor of St. Giles Cripplegate and of St. 
Leonard Shoreditch. My loving friend Thomas White gentleman to be ex- 
ecutor. In codicil Matthew Holland citizen and blacksmith of London 
made joint executor with Thomas White. Mary Rankin oue of the wit- 
nesses. Box, 170. 

Matthew Barker of St. Giles Cripplegate, London, clerk, 1 March 
1697, proved 20 April 1608. To be buried in the church or chancel there- 
of situate and being at College Hill in the City of Loudon near the place 
where my late beloved wife Mrs. Pllizabeth Barker was interred, otherwise 
in the new ground next the Artillery Ground in Moor Fields, London. 
And my funeral I appoint to be decent not pompous. My loviug daughter 
Elizabeth Probee. Her husband referred to (but not named). My grand- 
son Matthew Probee son of Mr. Edward Probee. My cousin Mary Dexter. 
Mv cousin Ruth Dominel the wife of Thomas Dominel late of Wellingbo- 
rough Northampton. Cousiu Mr. John Woolston and cousin Elizabeth 
Wooiston his wife. Cousin Alexander Spencer and cousin Mary Spencer 
his wife. J forgive and release unto mv son in law Samson Sheafe the oue 
hundred pounds which I lent him upon his bond and all interest moneys 
that shall be due thereuoon at the time of mv decease. Cousin Mr. Ed- 
mond Baw of Wellingborough aforesaid and cousin Ruth Baw hi3 wife. 
The poor of the church whereof I have been many years pastor. The poor 
of Cransley in the County of Nottingham where I was born. My cou-in 
Alexander Spencer of Brixworth in said county. My cousin Mr. Sairs of 
Wapping in Middlesex- My cousin Rachel James. Mr. Glover of Hack- 
ney, merchant. Jemimah James the daughter of the said Rachel James. 
To mv sister WestfieM ten pounds to buy her mourning. To my cousin 
Mary YYhitfeild rive pounds. Loving friends William Scrimpsheir Esq., 
John Archer merchant and William Surflet scrivener to be executors. 



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Executors renounced and commission issued (at above date) to Mary- 
Dexter graudniece by the brother (pro nepoti ex fratre) to administer ac- 
cording to the tenor of the will. Lort, 95. 

[In connection with these Cottons we must bear in mind the will of John 
Dingley of London (1626), published in Part III. of these Gleanings (p. 265), 
who calls Sampson Cotton brother in law. I have found traces too of a con- 
nection with the Pargiter family. 

Another New England family through which the famous family of Juxon at- 
tached itself to New England was the Byfield family. I have already in my 
earlier Gleanings (Part I., pp. 114-116) given the wills of Rierfard Bi field of 
Stratford upon Avou and later of Isleworth. and of his son Richard By field of 
Long Button. The latter was the father of Col. Nathaniel Byfield of Boston, 
Massachusetts. Here follow other wills of this family.] 

Margaret Hardware, one of the daughters of Henry Hardware of 
Peele in the County of Chester, Esq. deceased, 20 February 1616, proved 
17 March, 1616. Brother John Hardware. Late mother Mrs. Elizabeth 
Hardware. Said brother's wife and his daughter Hanuagh. Item, I give 
to lit? rye Whitfeild mv contracted husband the sum of one hundred and 
forty pounds. Item. I give to the said Henrie Whitefeild one white 
" beare " bowl, one " Tune " and cover and three spoons, one piece of gold 
of three pounds seventeen shillings. Item, I give unto the said Henrye 
Whitfeild, more, one pair of valence and two cushions of needle work, four 
towells, two short and two long, three pair of sheets of flaxen of the best, 
four pillowbeares, one dozen of fringed napkins, four of the best table 
cloths, two cupboard cloths, one featherbed, two bolsters, two down pil- 
lows, one arras coverlet, four blankets and all the apparell that was pro- 
vided for my marriage. Francis Byfeild wife unto Nicholas Byfeild, 
preacher, and Adoniram and Martha, son and daughter unto the said 
Nicholas and Francis Byfeild. Mrs. Crispe. Bathshua the daughter of 
Nicholas Byfeild. Rings to Mr. Astley and his wife, to Mrs. Lucy and 
Mrs. Francis Whitfeild, Walter Charnocke and his wife. Mr. John Ratliffe 
of Chester and his wife, and mv cousin Margaret Leech. Mv irodson 
Jonathan Byfeild. Mrs. Siracox. All my goods &c. to Nicholas By- 
feild. preacher of God's word, and he to be my true and lawful executor. 
Roger Charnocke one of the witnesses. Memorandum that if, after all my 
debts and legacies are paid, the remainder of mv estate be above the 
value of fifty pounds, that then Mr. Nicholas Byfeild have only that 
fifty pounds, and my loving friend and contracted husband Mr. Henry 
Whitfeild have the rest of mv whole estate. Weldon, 24. 

Nicholas Byfeild preacher of the word of Isleworth, Middlesex, 6 
September 1622, proved 15 October, 1622. Certain books to wife. All 
the rest of them to sons Adonyram and Jonathan to be equally divided 
between them. Jonathan's portion to be handed over to mv levins: son in 
law Mr. William Clyfford to be kept for the use of my said son Jonathan 
until he come to the acre of discretion. Mv dear father Mr. Richard Bi- 
feild hath paid unto me twenty pounds for the use of my daughter Martha, 
for which he was bound. To daughter Mary all my estate &c. ia houses 
&c. in Isleworth which I lately bought of one Thomas Whitehead. A 
debt due from mv noble friend Sir Horace Vere. Household stuff in the 
now dwelling house of my said father in Isleworth. My wife shall hold 
and enjoy the house whereiu I now dwell during her life, and after her 
decease the residue of my estate and term therein shall wholly remain and 
come unto my sou Benjamin. To sou John a little silver dish which was 



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given unto me by my sister Burges at her death. To daughter Anne 
thirty pounds at the age of eighteen. To daughter Margaret twenty 
pounds at like age. My said wife is now with child. Provision made for 
its portion. Divers of my dear and loving friends of the City of Chester 
do stand bound unto me for the payment of ten pounds yearl} r for seven 
years next after my death for and towards the maintenance of my chil- 
dren. Wife shall take charge of the education of my son Jonathan and 
daughter Mary. Mr. Thomas Aldersey of Chester is indebted unto me. 
My dear friend Mr. John Gearinge of Isleworth. Wife to be executrix. 
Proved bv Elizabeth Byiield. 

Book Bellamy (Consist. C l . of London) L. 115. 

Elizabeth Bifeild of Istleworth Middlesex, widow 2 November 
1623, proved 2 December 1623. To be buried in the parish church here 
near the body of Nicholas Bifeild. clerk, my late husband. My son Benjamin 
Bifeild shall have the great brick house at Istleworth which my late husband 
(uow with God) did devise unto him after my decease. Another house to 
son John and a tenement in old Braiuford. The arrearages of a certain 
pension owing unto my late husband by the Right Hon. the Earl of North- 
umberland and one hundred pounds remaining to my use in the hands of 
Mr. John Gerintre of London grocer. Daughter Anne Bifeild at eighteen. 
Daughter Margaret Bifeild at like a^e. Daughter Elizabeth Bifeild at same 
aire. Son in lav/ Mr. Gilford and his wife. Adonvram, Jonathan. Mar- 
tha and Marv Bifeild the other four children of mv said late husband. To 
my loving uncle Mr. William Wright one seal ring which I now wear and 
one of late husband's books last printed and come forth. To my loving 
brother in lav/ Mr. John Temple one seal ring of the print of a hammer 
and anvill thereon ami to my sister Temple his wife my lesser diamond 
rinor Xo my loving brother Mr. Richard Tomlvns one seal ring, bein^ 
the greatest that I have, and one of my husband's last printed books. To my 
brother in law Mr. Thomas Willes mv two least rings, to be made into one 
and then delivered to him, and to mv sister Willes his wife mv irreat round 
rins which now I wear. Loving cousin Mr. Richard Clempson and his 
wife. Kind friends Mr. Davis and his wife. Loving friend Mrs. Mary 
Darcv. To mv father in law Mr. Bifeild, as a small remembrance of mv 
love, my late husband's black silk cloak faced with velvet. Mrs. Barrel! of 
Istleworth. My special good friends Mr. John Geringe and his wire. He 
is to be executor and mv said brother Mr. Tomlvns and Mr. Willes over- 
seers. • Swann, 126. 

Joaxe Gater of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, widow, 2 June 1624, 
proved 14 September 1624. The poor of Portsea in Southampton. The 
poor of Kingston upon Thames. I give and bequeath to my loving son in 
law Richard Byfeild, clerk, and Marv his wife, mvdaimhter, all those lands 
which I purchased of Robert Playfoote. being in the iiehls of Kingston in 
the parish of Portsea aforesaid, within the liberties of the town of Ports- 
mouth in the said County of Southampton, containing live acres more or 
less. To my grandchild Mary Byfeild one hundred pounds at day of mar- 
riage, so as she do marry with the consent and approbation of her parents. 
My sister Sibbell Carpenter. To my two cousins Josua Willerd and Han- 
na Willerd ten shillings apiece. Sou Richard Bviield to be sole executor. 

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Mast Byfield of Yearlington in Somerset, 17 May 1634, pfoved 23 
June 1634. To be buried in the church of Yearlington. Property in the 
possession or custody of Mr. John Geering grocer in London. To my 
sister Clifford, wife unto Mr. William Clifford, ten pounds. To my brother 
Jonathan Bvfield and mv sister Martha Granger forty shillings apiece. To 
my two brethren Beujamia and John Byfield ten shillings apiece. The 
same to my two sisters Margaret and Elizabeth Byfield. Laslv I make 
my brother in law Mr. William Clifford and my beloved brother Mr. 
Adoniram Byfield joint executors. And my desire and request is that my 
uncle Mr. Richard Byfield and my uncle Mr. Thomas Willis may be over- 
seers. Proved by M r Ciitford, power reserved for the other executor. 

Peter Thatcher was one of the witnesses. Seager, 51. 

Sir Roblrt Parkhurst. knight and alderman of London, 28 June 
1036, proved 22 Februaiy JG36. Wife Ellen. Have fully advanced daugh- 
ters Anne and Mary in marriage. Son Robert being uuadvanced, to have, 
for his own orphanage and customary portion of my personal estate, a full and 
equal third &c. according to the ancient and laudable custom of the City 
of London. Certain poor in hospitals and prisons. The poor of Pirford and 
Mr. Bray curate there. A stock to maintain the poor to work that 
there be no beggar in Pirford. The relief of ten godly and conformable 
preachers and ten widows of preachers who are left poor and distressed, 
being godly. The poor of the parish of St. Peter's the Poor and the poor 
of the town of Ripley. Mr. Jeremy Leech parson of St. Mary le Bow and 
his son Samuel. Nephew and godson Nathaniel Parkhurst son of brother 
Henry. Brother John Parkhurst, Doctor in Divinity, and Henry his son 
and Thomas his youngest son. Brother Thomas Parkhurst. Nephew 
Philip Meliish. My niece Susan Sherer, the daughter of my sister Susan- 
ia Lancashire by her first husband. John and Henry the two sons of 
my cousin Richard Streete. at twenty four. To James Lancashire and Mary 
Bifield, two other of the children of my said sister Susanna Lancashire, 
forty pounds apiece. Henry and Rebecca Lancashire, the two youngest 
of her children. My cousins William, Oiitfe. Henry and Samuel Spurs- 
tcwe. Cousin and godson Richard Smith. My niece Daniell Margaret 
Jennor {sic). Cou.-iu Elizabeth Wiseman. Cousin Anne Blackstone. 
Cousin II ill and her two sons and her daughter. Cousin Margery Johnson. 
My sister Smith and my sister Palmer. My aunt Aldersey, the Lady 
Coventry, the Lady Capell, the Lady Knatchbail. My cousins Sir Nicholas 
Rainton, Sir Thomas Moulson, my couslu John Bunbury and every of 
their wives and my cousin Thomas Tompsou. The poor of the Company 
of C othworkers. Wife to inhabit my now dwelling house in Broad Street, 
Londl n, during all the term of her natural life. Brother in law William 
Spursoowe. Wife Ellen and son Robert to be executors and brother Spur- 
stowetand friend Edward Tailor, girdler, overseers. ' 

Com mission issued 8 November 1651 to Robert Parkhurst, Esq., the 
grandson and next akin to the deceased, to administer the goods &c. left 
unadministered bv the executors, now also deceased. 

Commission is>ued 11) October 1077 to Robert Parkhurst E-q. great 
grandson (pronepoti ex jilio) of Sir Robert Parkhurst knight, lately one of 
the aldermen of the city of London but at Pirford in Surrey deceased, to 
administer the goods &c left unadmini>tered by same. Hellen Parkhurst, 
the relict, and Robert Parkhurst Esq, the son &c. the executors named in 
the will, and Robert Parkhurst the grandson, &c., now also deceased. 

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Henr* Pakkhurst of Woodford Essex Esq., citizen and grocer of 
London, 31 December 1639, proved 28 November 1 640. Wife Gartred, 
Son Nathaniel. The free school of the town of Guilford where I was 
born. Cousin aud godson Henry Parkhurst. Brother Thomas Parkhurst. 
Cousin Philip Mellish. Cousin Sir Robert Parkhurst. Cousin James Lan- 
casheere's wife, towards the maintenance and bringing up of her children. 
Cousin Henry Lancasheere my goodsou. I give unto my cousin ALr. 
Richard Bifield and his wife three pounds to make each of them a ring. 
Cousin Richard Sherer and his wife. Cousin Edward Danford and his. 
wife. Brother in law William Spurstowe and his children. Brother in 
law Thomas Wetherall and his wife and his son Henry Wetherall, my 
godson, and my cousins Anne and Elizabeth Wetherall. My sister in law 
Dorothy Salter widow. Brother in law Mr. Rowland Wetherall and his 
wife. My cousin Anne Blackston, widow, and her son Christopher Black- 
ston. Sundry poor in Hospitals. The Society of Grocers. The preach- 
ers of St. Antholins Church in London. The poor of Guilford. The parson 
of St. Marv Pomarv in Iremonger Lane. London (if I shall be buried in 
that parish). Wife Gartred and son Nathaniel executors and brother in 
law Mr. William Spurstowe, brother in law Mr. Thomas Wetherall and 
cousin Mr. Richard Sherer overseers. Coventry, 140. 

Thomas Wyn of London merchant 29 March 1644, proved 8 January 
1644. Wife Elizabeth My three children Thomas, Jane and Damoris 
Wynne. Brother Richard Wynne. Estate I am to have now by the 
death of my mother. Lncle William Spurstowe. Cousin William Spurs- 
towe, his son. Cousins Oliver Spurstowe, Henry Spurstowe and Samuel 
Spurstowe. My brother and sisters being four. My cousin Richard 
Sherrer. James Hill. My mother Wych. Cousin Nicholas Wynne. 

Rivers, 27. 

William SPURSTOW citizen and mercer of London 20 September 1644, 
proved 4 February 1645. To be buried in the parish church of St. 
Stephens, where I now dwell, near the corpse of my dear wife. 1 was one 
of the executors of my brother Richard Wvnn deceased. Mv cousin 
Katheriue's portion. The children of my cousin Thomas Wynne deceased. 
I was executor to my brother Edward Spurstow deceased. The widow, 
her son, her daughter Ellinor and Anne, Katherine and Mary under age. 
For poor scholars in Katherine Hull Cambridge. The poor of St. Chad's 
parish Shrewsbury. Son William. Cousin Priscilla Wynu. Cousin Wil- 
liam Spurstowe. Ellinor, Anne, Katherine and Mary Spurstowe. The 
three children of my cousin Thomas Wynn deceased. My cousin Bi- 
field. My sister Olive Parkhurst. Sister Parkhurst late of Oxford. Cou- 
sin Henry Parkhurst. James Hill. Rowland Hill. Others named. Cousin 
Nathaniel. Cousin Damaris Andrewes. Son Henry. Son Samuel. Daugh- 
ter Olive Spurstowe. Cousin Richard Sherer. Twisse, 26. 

Samuel Bamford clerk 17 March 1655, proved 1 September 1657. St. 
Edmond's parish, Lombard Street, in which parish I was born. Olive's pa- 
rish Southwark wherein I was for divers years brought up. Alban's parish 
Woodstreet if I shall continue rector of the said parish till my decease. 
Emanneli College of which foundation I was in mine younger years chosen 
a scholar and where I continued till after I had taken a second degree in 
the University. Master W r illiam Cooper minister of the gospel at St. 



1598.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 139 

Olive's Southwark. Loving kinsman Master John Hayne, gentleman and 
scrivener, dwelling by Newgate Market, and loving kinswoman Mrs. Ann 
Hayne. Item, I give and bequeath unto Master Adonirarn Bifield and unto 
Master Benjamin Bifield and unto Master John Bifield, brethren of my 
present wife, unto each of them one book out of my library such as may be 
to their liking. To Mrs. Margaret Sargent, my wife's sister, one such Eng- 
lish book out of my library as may be to her liking, as also two porcelain 
•cup dishes such as mine executor shall think fitting. My cousin german 
Master Lambert Osbalston clerk. Cousin german Mrs. Judith Floyd 
widow, sister to the said Lambert. My gold ring with the Osbolston's arms 
engraven on it. Cousin german Master Robert Osbolston, linen-draper 
upon London Bridge, brother to the said Lambert and Judith. My cousin 
his wife. Mine only daughter and child Elizabeth at eighteen years of age 
or time of marriage. She shall have that fair silver and gilt cup which 
the Queen of Bohemia was pleased to bestow upon me and a large chest 
of cedar wood which was left me by ray father and a suit of damask table 
linen of Orpheus' work, a piece of my former wife's " Huswifery " in the 
spining of it. Her mother to give her a further share of linen &c. Wife 
Elizabeth to be executrix and kinsman Mr. John Hayne and reverend 
friend Mr. William Cooper to be overseers. Ruthen, 343. 

John Byfield of Old Windsor Berks Esq. 1G September 1657, proved 
"9 November 1657. Wife Anne. Daughter Anne Byfield to be sole 
heir if no issue male by said wife. Eldest son of my dear brother Mr. 
Benjamin Byfield. First and second son successively of loving brother 
Mr. Adoniram Byfeiid. My house in Windsor Great Park. Wife to be 
advised bv mv good friends Sir William Robers. Mr. John Oxenbridge and 
my loving brother Mr. Francis Sargant. Ruthen, 413. 



Adoniram Bifeild of Collingbourne Ducis Wilts, 29 October 1657, 
proved 31 August 1660. To my son Adoniram and my daughter Ka- 
iherine his wife my two silver tankards that have the arms of the Uni- 
versity of Oxford upon tliem. To son Nicholas mv biggest silver tankard. 
Daughter Martha. Son Adoniram to take care of my son Nicholas and 
daughter Martha and pay to Nicholas fifty pounds as soon as he shall be 
bound an apprentice, and one hundred pounds more as soon as he shall set 
up for himself, and five years after my death pay to my daughter Martha one 
hundred and fifty pounds. Mv grandchild Adoniram Shingle. Son Ado- 
niram Byfeiid and dear friend and brother Mr. Thomas Bayly to be exe- 
cutors. 

Proved by Adoniram Bifeild, power reserved to grant probate to Mr. 
Bayly when he should come to seek it. Nabbs, 164. 

Rtchard Sherer. of London merchant 24 December 1664, proved 21 
March 1665. Wife Susanna. Tenements in Whitechapel Middlesex. 
Grandchildren Richard, Charles and Susanna Sherer at one and twenty 
or marriage. Brother Thomas Young and his wife. My sou in law Mr. 
William Cary (of the City of London, merchant). My kinsman Richard 
Clutton, Esq. (of Magdalen College Oxford). My kinsman Mr. Edward (in 
other places Edmund) Davtmporte (of Loudon merchant). Thomas Young 
described as of Grinstead Green Kent, gen 1 . I give and bequeath to my 
brother in law Mr. Richard Bifield and his wife four pounds between them 
and to Dr. William Spurston (Spurstow?) and Henry Spurtnn (Spustow?) 
my kiusmen forty shillings apiece ai.'d to each of their wives forty shillings 



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apiece, to buy thena rings. My cousin Richard Wynne. My cousins Judith 
and Susan Dios, My cousin Sarah Puller. My cousin Thomas Haynes. 
Mr. Ellis Cunlifte. Mv only daughter Susanna, wife of the said William 
Cary, to be sole executrix. 

The daughter renounced and commission issued at aboye date to Susan- 
na Sherer the relict. _ Mico, 52. 

Sarah Byfeild daughter of Mr. Richard Bvfeild late Rector of Long 
Ditton, Surrey, deceased, her will made 15 August 1672 and proved 4 Oc- 
tober 1673. I make and ordain my mother whole and sole executrix. I 
give and bequeath unto my dear and honored mother Mrs. Sarah Byfeild 
twenty pounds. To my loying brother Mi\ Timothy Byfeild five pounds. 
To my brother Nathaniel Byfeild five pounds. To my dear sister Mrs. 
Rebecca Jackson five pounds. To rn} 7 dear sister Mrs. Dorcas Patten five 
pounds. To my dear sister Mrs. Priscilla Byfeild, twenty pounds. To 
my dear sister Mary five pounds. To my dear sister Deborah Byfeild 
iive pounds. . Pye, 120. 

RicnARD Byfeild of Selborn, Hampshire, clerk, 29 October 1079, 
proved 3 December, 1G79. To each of the five sons of John Berrow, clerk, 
born of my dear sister Elizabeth deceased, fifty pounds at their respective 
ages of one and twenty years. To Samuel, Thomas and Seth the sons of 
Samuel Wiekius, citizen of London, and my dear sister Anne, three pounds 
to each of them. To my niece Sarah Wright one hundred pounds. To 

my sister Mary, the wife of Brown of London physician, ten pounds. 

To every one of my father's children, namely Anne, Timothy, Nathaniel, 
Rebecca, Dorcas, Priscilla. Mary and Deborah, I give one pound and to 
my brothers in law each ten shillings. To my nephew John Wright, clerk, 
one pound. To Mary the wife of my brother Samuel Byfeild one pound 
and to mv niece Marv his daughter ten pounds. To my successor and sue- 
cessors in the vicarage of Selborn and to the farmers and inhabitants of 
and in the five me>>uao[es and farms, viz 1 , the Grange, the Priory, the Tem- 
ple, Blaekmore and Okehanger House in Selborn, eighty pounds in trust to 
purchase an annuity for ever towards the apprenticing of poor children to 
good trades. Thomas Aubery of Selborn yeoman for his four sons, Tho- 
mas, Henry, James and Richard, and his two daughters. Anne and Mary. 
William Cooper and Anne his wife. Certain friends and neighbors named. 
The residue to mv most dear brother Samuel Bvtield of Ewhurst, Surrev, 
clerk and to his heirs forever upon condition that he shall pay all my 
debts and legacies, and I make him sole executor. Proved bv the execu- 
tor, as above. 

Commission issued 3 November 1705 to Marv Johnson ah. Bvfeild wife 
of William Johnson, niece bv a brother and next akin of Richard Byfeild 
deceased, to administer the goods left unadministered by Samuel Byfeild, 
brother and executor, now also deceased. King, 157. 

Sarah Byfeild second daughter of John Juxon late of East Sheen in 
the parish of Mortlake in the County of Surrey, widow and the relict of 
Richard By field minister of the Gospel and late Rector of Long Ditton, 
Surrey, 22 Eebruarv 1C77. Proved 4 April 1G7S. To my eldest daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Davys my silver cup that hath my coat of arms on it and 
twenty shillings to buy her a ring. To mv daughter Darcas Patten twenty 
shillings. To my son Timothy Byfeild twenty shillings to buv him a ring 
and also a piece of plate given unto me by my dear brother in his last will. 


















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To my daughter Priscilla Wardroii twentv shillings. To coy son Natha- 
niel Byfeild twenty sLillings and also a piece of plate give*) unto me by my 
dear brother unto my daughter Sara Byfeild deceased which is mine to 
dispose of I being executor to her. Divers messuages, lands and tene- 
ments in East Sheen sold to make portions for our five daughters Kebeckah, 
Dorcas, .Priscilla, Mary and Deborah. My cousin Thomas Juxon. My 
daughter Rebecca Jaxon (Jackson). My grandson Tristram Davis. My 
grand daughter Elizabeth Bower, Niece Pllizabeth Juxon. Grand daugh- 
ter Mary Davis. Grand daughter Elizabeth Jaxson. Grandson Thomas 
Patten. Cousin Edmond Farrineton. To be buried in the chnrchvard 
under the chancel window above the little door it being near my late hus- 
band. Deaneries of Shoreham and Croydon (16G4-1G79) L. 374. 

[Mrs. Sarah Byfleld, the testator, was mother of Col. Nathaniel Byfleld, of 
Boston, Mass., and Bristol, R. I. Her husband, Rev. Richard Byfeild, of Long 
Ditton, died 20 Dec, 1664. in his 67th year. His will is given in these " Glean- 
ings" (Register, vol. 30, page 174). His baptism was recorded at Stratford- 
on-Avon, 24 Sept. 1598, followed by on 24 Apr. 1600, that of Robert, and on 
16 Mch. 1601, by Nathaniel, children of Richard Byfield. 

Their father, *Rev. Richard Byileij. in 1603 left Stratford after service as 
vicar, this name appearing continuously from Io.jS as such, in the parish regis- 
ter, which commenced in that yenr. He went to a parish in "Worcestershire, 
and then to Islesworth, Middlesex. His will is given in the " Gleanings *' 
(Register, vol. 30. p. 173). proved 24 Get. 1633. 

Rev. Nicholas Byfeild, b. 1579, whose will is given in this number on p. ]3">, 
is said to have been a half brother of Rev. Richard Byfeild of Long Ditton, by 
Brook in his "Lives of the Puritans," and that his father became minister of 
Stratford-on-Avon in 1596. Rev. Richard of Lonir Ditton wrote " The Doc- 
trine of the Sabbath vindicated against his Brother Mr. Nicholas Byfleld" 
(Calamy). 

It is possible and probable that the Ric. Bifield, who is signed continuously 
from 1558 to 1603, the register at Stratford, were two individuals during that 
period. 

Adoniram Byfield, whose will is given on p. 139, son of Nicholas Byfield, of 
Islesworth. see ante, p. 135, was a graduate of Emanuel college, Cambridge, in 
the year 1642 became chaplain to Sir Henry Colmey's regiment in the Parliamen- 
tary army, and the next year was appointed scribe to the as-embly of divines. 
In 1646 he with others was appointed to collect proofs of scripture quotations, 
and the same were inserted in the '■ Confession of Faith." 

He was rector of Fulhain. Middlesex, and afterwards of Collimrbourne-Ducis, 
Wilts. 

He was mentioned by name by Butler in his " Hudibras." 

Walter K. Watkixs.] 

Commission issued 13 July 1683 to Anne Wickins (wife of Samuel 
"Wickins) and Henrv Chevneil, clerk, guardians lawfullv assigned to Mary 
and Anne Byfeild minors, natural and lawful children oi Samuel Byfeild 
lately rector of Ewhurst in County Surrey deceased, to administer the goods 
&c. of the said deceased during the minority and for the use and benefit of 
the said minors, Mary Byfeild, relict of the said deceased, having died be- 
fore accepting the burden of administration. 

Admon. Act Book 1683 L. 100. 

Commission issued 10 November 1705 to Mary Johnson ah Byfeild 
wife of William Johnson, natural and lawful daughter of SamTJEL Byfeild 
lately Rector of Ewhurst in Surrey, clerk, deceased, to administer the 
goods, etc. of trie deceased, the letters of administration of the said de- 
ceased granted in the month of July 1 C83 to a certain Anne Wickins wife 
of Samuel Wickins and to Henry Cheynell clerk as curators lawful c^c. 
of Anne Byfeild and the said Mary Johnson ah Bifeild, then minordauwh- 



142 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [Jan. 

ters of the said deceased, to their use and during their minority, bavins; 
now by reason of the full age of the said Mary Johnson &c. ceased and 
expired. Admon. Act Book (1705) L. 214. 

Timothy Byfield, Doctor in Physick. 8 November 1715, proved 19 De- 
cember 1723. To be buried in Mortlaek churchyard somewhere on the 
south side because my kindred lie on that side. I would be put into a 
plain cofiiu made of well seasoned whole deal, with no more expense than 
what will just be decent. I would not be put into a coach or hearse but 
be borne on men's shoulders to the water side and be carried in a boat to 
the small lauding iust against the church and from thence to be carried on 
men's shoulders directly to mv grave. I would not have the customary 

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service said over me nor the minister to be busy there nor to be eager for 
money because I have so little to leave to my wife. And as to that small 
worldly substance which at present I possess aud as to that which hereafter 
will come due to me I give it entirely aud every particular of it to my 
dear and well beloved wife Mrs. Dorothy Byfield. I give to her all that 
legacy of two hundred pounds left me by my cousin Mr. Thomas Juxon 
late of Clapham, Surrey, as is to be made out by his last will. I give to her 
my Patent for Sal Oleosum Volatile and all the benefits and profits of my 
articles grounded thereon. And I give to her all the arrears of one bun- 
dred pounds per annum together with my arrears according to my stock 
and share in the copartnership with Mr. Francis Moult and Mr. Daniel 
Crichlow. I give her all the cost of the Lawsuit they so barbarously and 
cruelly commenced against us. I freely and cheerfully forgive Mr. Moult 
and Mr. Crichlow the cruelty and base usage of me in mv lifetime in the 
body and hope they may find repentance, but J do not forgive them any sort 
of money that is due to me on any account, but order it to be recovered 
from them and paid to my wife. And now with much love and affection 
I make and constitute mv dear wife Mrs. Dorothy Byfield sole executrix: of 
this my last will and testament and with great tenderness I commit her 
spirit, soul and body iuto the most merciful hands aud sweet embrace of our 
most gracious God and loving Redeemer, that under his glorious power and 
protection her spiritual life may be securud and her outward life preserved 
from all danger aud trouble, and I exhort Mr. Moult to lay aside his cruel- 
ty and fraudulent dealing as he will answer for it without repentance and 
restitution. Richmond, 2o3. 

Dorcas Patten of New Brentford in the parish of Hanwell, Mid- 
dlesex, widow relict and executrix of Robert Patten late citizen and gro- 
cer of London, 29 April 172-5, proved 20 September 1725. Niece Mrs. 
Elizabeth Patten the wife of my nephew Mr. William Patten of Milk 
Street Market. London, grocer. Nephew Mr. "William Haward citizen 
of London and such child or children as he shall have bv his now wife Mrs. 
Mary Iiaward. Niece Mrs. Rebecca Walter. Mv sister Byfield the 
widow and relict of mv brother Dr. Bvfield. Item. I give and bequeath 
to mv loving brother Colonel Nathaniel Bvfield Esq r two guineas. The 
Rev' 1 Mr. Joseph Baker of Old Brentford, Minister of the Gospel. Sun- 
dry other clergymen. Certain friends in Old Brentford and Isleworth. 
Mrs. Frances Brooksby and her two daughters. My nephew Samuel Wick- 
ins. My cousin Margaret Cock widow. Mrs. Gutridge of Old Brent- 
ford, widow. Messuage on Brentford Butts wherein I now dwell. 

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[At Stratford upon Avon I met with references to the first Richard Byfield 
and his children. The Registers of that parish are soon to be published, I hope., 
■when we shall be able to add a little to our knowledge of this familv. — 

H. F. W.] 

Anne Wilsok. wite of William Wilson, Doctor in divinity, within the 
Castle of "Windsor in the County of Berk., 3 December 1610. proved 13 
November 1612. To the poor forty shillings, to be distributed by my lov- 
ing brother Erasmus Webb to such poor persons as he shall think good. To 
my said husband in token of my due love to him one Portagne of gold 
which was my own before I was married unto him. To the six children of 
my said husband, to every one of them, forty shillings. Whereas my said 
brother Erasmus Webb is to receive of my nephew Thomas Webb late of 
the City of London gen* the sum of one hundred pounds upon an obliga- 
tion to my use. I do give titty pounds thereof to George Webb the son of 
brother Stephen Webb, to be delivered into his hands at his age of four 
and twenty years or within three months next after the death of the said 
Stephen Webb. The other fifty pounds, residue of the said hundred 
pounds, I give and bequeath unto my brother Erasmus Webb. And con- 
cerning the sum of one hundred pounds mentioned in a deed indented be- 
tween my said husband William Wilson of the one party and of my said 
brother Erasmus Webb of the other party, bearing date 2 December 4 th 
James, 1 give to my sister Elizabeth Hathwatt twenty pounds and to my 
niece Martha Vicars, my brother Anthony's daughter, ten pounds thereof, 
and to William Webb, the son of my brother Anthony Webb, four pounds, 
to Anthony, another of the sons of my brother Anthony, four pounds, to 
Anthony sou of mv brother George Webb four pounds, to Jane the daugh- 
ter of the said George four pounds, to Thomas Webb son of my brother 
Robert four pounds, to Morris Webb, another son of Robert, four pounds, 
to my nephew Paul Barrow ten pounds, to my nephew William Lewes 
forty shillings, to Zadie (or Zachie) Cathringham, Elizabeth Burges and 
Judith Denton, the daughters of my sister Phillips, forty shillings each, to 
my servant Mary Dirtou ten pounds and to my servant William Hazelwall 
twenty shillings thereof. My said brother En smus Webb to be executor. 
In presence of Mr. Henry Beamont and Mr. Mardocheus Aldem (Alden?), 
canons of Windsor. Rochester Wills, Vol. XIX. (1597-1614), Part I., 
fol. 503. 



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Erasmus Webb, one of the Canons of the King's free Chapel of Wind- 
I sor, Berks., 5 June 1613, with iwo codicils, one dated 22 March 1613, and 
the other 24 March 1613, proved 12 April 1614. My brother Hathwat. 
Paul Barrowe son to my sister Elizabeth. I give to my brother M r. 
Doctor Wilson fifty shillings to make him a gold ring. The poor of Hame[?] 
where I am parson. My brother's and sister's children. George Webb, my 
brother Steven Webb's son. Anthony Webb the youngest son of my 
eldest brother Anthony. My brother Anthony's daughter Martha. 

Lawe, 31. 

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William Haete of the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, London, 
merchant tailor, 17 May 1632, proved 23 May 1632. Wife Mary. Eldest 
son John Hart, provided for otherwise in lands. Daughter Margaret 
Hartt. My wife shall have the bringing up of my said children. My uncle 
Edmund Wilson, Doctor of Physic. My cousin Mr. Richard Warwicke. 



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Every of the children of my brothers Richard and Thomas Hartt. The pa- 
rish of Bovetracy iu Devon where I was born. My brother Richard 
Hartt and my cousin Francis Southcott gen 1 of the same parish. My uncle 
Mr. William Tayler dwelling in Pater Noster Row, London. My brother 
Mr. Thomas Somers. Francis Taylor a witness. Audiey, 61. 



William Gibbs son of Mr. Thomas Gibs of Winser (Windsor) gentle- 
man, 26 June 1634, proved 4 November 1634. To my dear and loving 
father Mr. Thomas Gibs ten pounds and to my dear and tender mother 
Mrs. Tsabell Gibbs ten pounds and to my brother and sister Osburn, to 
each of them five pounds. To my brother Edmond Gibbs ten pounds, to 
my sister Elizabeth Gibbs ten pounds, to my cousin Edmond Sheaf, my 
sole executor, ten pounds and to my cousin Mr. Grindall Sheaf ten pounds. 
To mv cousin Mrs. Bebecca Hazlerijr forty shillings. My very good friend 
Mr. Edmond Pane. My loving master Mr. Abraham Webb. To Grace 
Hill live pounds for her care and pains towards me. To my executor Mr. 
Edmond Sheaf ten pounds resting in my uncle Mr. William Tavlor's hands, 
beintj a legacy given by mv wood father William Wilson, Doctor. The 
witnesses to the will were Nicholas Morton and John Marrett. A Codicil, 
in which he is described as late of Windsor, made about three weeks before 
his decease, refers to Grace Hill and Edmund Paine as having attended 
upon his sickness and refers to having been at Chelsey (Chelsea;. Forty 
shillings given to Mr. Daniel Taylor. Seager, 100. 

[It is evident that the foregoing wills relate to the family of our Rev. John 
Wilson. The will of his stepmother, made in the lifetime of her husband, was 
an entirely unexpected find. William Gibbs. the testator iu the will immediately 
preceding this note, was a nephew of our Mr. Wilson, being a grandson of the 
Rev. William Wilson, Canon of Windsor, whose will I gave early in these 
Gleanings (Parti., pp. 54-55). Other wills relating to this family of Wilson 
and their connection- may be found in Part ILL of same Gleanings, pp. 2'J7-272. 
The will of Mrs. Wilson, who was the second wife of Canon Wilson, shows 
clearly euomrh that she was a Webb, sister of that Erasmus Webb whose will 
is here given, and whose name appears in her will. 

The father of the Rev. William Wilson of Windsor ''and grandfather, of our 
John Wilson of Boston) was, as we have found, a William Wilson of Wells- 
bourne, in Lincolnshire, who died iu Windsor Castle and was buried there in 
1587. 

In Harleian MS. 1^07, I found the following on leaf 20 (in pencil) : 

A conlirmaeon of ye Amies & sruifte of ye Crest of W m Wilson of Welborne 
in ye County of Lincoln, son of William Wilson of ye Town of Perith (Penrith?) 
in ye County of Cumberland, to all his Issue & offspring for ever under ye hand 
& seale of W m tfiower als Clarenc' King of Amies dated ye 21 of March loSG ye 
19 th of Queen Elizabeth. 

Now, 1594, borne by Wilson of ye prebends of Windsor sonn of ye 

Afores d W m Wilson of Wilbome. 

Against this was a tricking of the Arms and Crest in pencil: Per pale 

ar aud az, three lions gambs erased, fessways, in pale, counterchanged. 

Crest : A lion's head or puttee de samr. 

In the same MS. (leaf 1*0. in pencil) I found a copy of a grant or confirmation 
of the arms of Woodhall and Prindall (Grindall; quartered. This I hope to 
copy some time. 

There is here also the Grant to Capt. John Smith, 9 Dec, 1G03, by Sigis- 
mundus Bathor, Duke of Transilvania. Another is a grant to Robert Cutler of 
Ipswich. Suffolk, gent, 20 June, 1612. Still another is William Camden's grant 
to Francis Thornedike of Burncll, Lincolnshire, and Harbert Thbrndike, his 
brother, of Greenfield in said County, 20 Nov. 1616. II. F. W.] 



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1898.] First Men slain in Ring Philip's War. 145 



THE NAMES OF THE FIRST MEN SLAIN BY THE 
INDIANS IN THE KING PHILIP'S WAR. 

By David II. Broayn, A.B., of West Medfor d; Mass. 

According to Hubbard's Narrative of the Indian Wars, — " On 
the 24 of June 16 75 was the alarm of war first sounded in Ply- 
mouth Colony when eiqht or nine of the English were slain in and 
about Swansea," but no names were p;iven. 

The Plymouth Colony Records of births, marriages and burials 
contain the following burials at Swansea, June 24, 1675, as re- 

C 7 7 7 

ported by the town clerk of Swansea at that time, and there are no 
other deaths or burials recorded in Swansea on that day. 
The following are the names as recorded : 

Joseph Lewis of Swansea buried 24 June 1675 

buried 24 June 1G75 
buried 24 June 1675 
buried 24 June 1675 
buried 24 June 1675 
buried 24 June 1675 
buried 24 June 1675 



Robert Jones 


it 


a 


John Jones 


u 


a 


Nehemiah Allen 


a 


a 


William Cohun 


u 


a 


John Salsbury 


(< 


a 


Win. Salsbury 


a 


a 


John Hall 


a 


a 



This record at Plymouth made at that time from data sent by the 
town clerk seems to settle this interesting question in regard to the 
names Oi the first to fall in that memorable war.* 



BELLS IN NEW ENGLAND. 

By the Rev. John Jam es Ravex, D.D., F.S.A., Vicar of Fressingneld, Suffolk, Eng. 

The glimpses of New England life in the seventeenth century, 
which we crain from the extracts from local accounts iriven bv Mr. 
Elbridge II. Goss,f reveal a resuscitation of primitive expedients 
for calling assemblies, to be found in the Pentateuch or in the writ- 
ings of ecclesiastics of the sixth century. The Levitical silver 
trumpets, f and the a-rjaavrpa § or signal-boards smitten with a mal- 
let, have their later representatives in the conch-shell blown by 
John Lane at the town of South Iladley, and in the drummer at 
Cambridge, the director of Johnson's wandering footsteps. 

When we reach the period when bells began to be used, our curi- 
osity is roused as to their history. No evidence has been found 
by us in the old country so important as that afforded by the bells 
themselves — by means of their inscriptions, mouldings, foundry 

* See Hubbard's Narrative, pa^re 59, of the edition of 1775, also Bli-s's History of Re- 
hoboth, Bodge's Soldier- in King Philip's War, page 4G3, aud Plymouth Colony Records 
of Birth.-, Marriages and Burials, Vol. 1, pair-.- 64. 

t Register: April aud July, lS7i; Jan., 1883. 

t Numbers, x. 2. 

§ See Bingham's Antiquities, B. Mil., Ch. 7. 
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146 Bells in 2Few England, [Jan, 

marks, armorial bearings and initial crosses. In order to collect 
and arrange these evidences much labor has been undergone. Many 
a painful and dangerous climb up rickety ladders has been made 
in order that some English shire might be completed. Thus in the 
earlier days of bell-huntincr the octogenarian Ellacombe worked in 
the west ; thus my poor wasted friend North in his sick-room man- 
aged, by correspondence, to place so much of the Midlands on 
record ; thus with the help of others I completed Cambridgeshire, 
and afterwards saw r The Church Bells of Suffolk," the result of 
forty years' exertion, in print. 

In the course of these pilgrimages we learned never to despise 
single bells, even if devoted to secular use. For instance, over a 
stable at Ford Abbey, in the parish of Thorncombe, Dorset, we 
found a mediaeval bell from the Norwich foundry, inscribed : — - 

*b TAG MARGARETA * XOBIS HEC MUNERA LETA ; 

nor is this by anv means a solitarv case. Mr. Goss has recorded 
the inscriptions on several of the later bells, such as the sixteen in 
the First Church, Harvard Square, Charlcstown, the gift of Miss 
Charlotte Harris, and the work of >Y. Blake & Co., of Boston, 
dated 1868 ; but manv of the single bells have not been looked at, 
and it is quite possible that they may have their story to tell. If 
we in the old country may receive casts or rubbings of lettering and 
marks, we can easily compare them with what are already recorded 
and engraved. The dates on the eight at Christ Church, Boston, 
make it pretty clear that the second (1723) was the original bell 
of the church, and that the other seven (1741) were cast to bear 
it company. It would be worth while to see what marks of tuning 
there are on them, or whether that excellent craftsman, Abel Itiid- 
hall, of Gloucester, England, succeeded in turning them out in tune. 
The initials A. II. on the second bell are those of Abraham Rudhall 
the elder. His earliest known bell is at (Aldington, Gloucester- 
shire, dated 1684. At that time the surname was spelt Riddall. 
He died in 1735-6. Abel, who was his grandson, died in 1760, 
aged 46, and was therefore a man of thirty at the time of the com- 
pletion of the Christ Church eight. The pedigree is given in 
Ellacombe's f * Church Bells of Gloucestershire," p. 79. 

Our interest will be much centred at present on two recorded by 
Mr. Goss, that, K email of size and of disagreeable sound," dated 
1719, supposed to be at Charlton, Co. of Worcester; and that 
which rests in the court house of Barnstable, bearing the year 1673 
with much grotesque ornamentation. But nothing will come amiss 
to us. Not long ago a Mechlin bell was sent to me, which in the 
sack of that city had been taken by some soldier and carried to 
Spain. So, hanging over some New England school, court-house, 
or even coach-house, may be found a Sanctus bell of the middle 
ages, or the summons bell of some village guild. Even mortars 



1898.] Bullet from Body of General Warren. 147 

of bell-metal, and weights and measures are not to be overlooked, 
as they may bear the impress of artificers like the Rudhalls, -whose 
bells sound over the city of Boston, as over many a town in Old 
England. 



BULLET TAKEX FROM THE BODY OF GEX. WARREN, 

WHO WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE 

OF BUNKER HILL. 

By Frederic W. Parke, Esq., of Boston. 

William Henry Montague, the last survivor of the five found- 
ers of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at its month- 
ly meeting, March 5, 1884, presented to the Society the historic 
relic designated by the title of these explanatory notes. The father 
of Mr. Montague who, as affirmed below, brought the bullet from 
England, was the Rev. William Montague, an Episcopal clergyman, 
who served in the Revolutionary army, was graduated from Dart- 

*/ w * CD 

mouth College in 1784, and became rector of Christ Church, Boston, 
in 1789. In his later years he was rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Dedhaiu, Mass., and died in 1833. 

The bullet, however, was not extracted by the Rev. Air. Mon- 
tague from the body of Gen. Warren, but, as he says in the appended 
statement, was received by him from " a Mr. Savage." This person 
was Arthur Savage, a loyalist merchant of Boston, who was appointed 
in 1755 Comptroller of the Customs at Falmouth, where he was mob- 
bed, soon after, in consequence, returning to Boston. His proscrip- 
tion and banishment took place bv the Act of 1778. He had, however, 
already left the country, as he embarked in 1776 at Halifax for Eng- 
land, where he died in 1801. (See Reg., vol. 51, p. 473.) The relic 
was transferred by Mr. Savage to the keeping of the Rev. Mr. Mon- 
tague, at the house of Mr. Harrison Gray, the last provincial treasurer 
of Massachusetts, several loyalists being present on the occasion. 

The circumstances of the discovery of the bullet are related in 
the statement which here follows, the original of which, framed with 
the object to which it refers, is at the Library of the Xew-England 
Historic Genealogical Society : 

I William Montague of Dedham County of Norfolk State of Massa- 
chusetts, Clergyman do certify to whom it may concern that in the year 
1789 or 00 I was in London and became acquainted with a Mr. Savage 
formerly an Officer of the Customs for the port of Boston and who left 
there wheu the Royalists & Royal troops evacuated that town in 177 6. 

When in London Mr. Savage gave me a Leaden ball which is now in my 
possession with the following account of it Viz. " On the morning of the 
18th of June 1775 after the battle of Bunker or Breeds Hill I with a 
number other Royalists and British Officers among whom was Gen. Bur- 
goyne went over from Boston to Charlestown to view the battlefield. 
Among the fallen we found the body of Dr. Joseph Warren with whom I 



148 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [Jan. 

had been personally acquainted. When he fell he fell across a rail and this 
ball 1 took from his body and as I shall never visit Boston again I will 
give it to vou to take to America where it will be valuable as a relic of 
your Revolution his sword & belt with some other articles were taken by 
some of the Officers present <5c I believe brought to England." 

W m Montague. 
Norfolk ss Dedham March 5 1833 the above named William Montague 
appeared before me and made oath to the above statement. 

Sherman Leland, Justice of the peace. 



NECROLOGY OF THE NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 

Prepared by the Historiographer, Rev. George M. Adams, D.D., of Auhurndale, Mass. 

The sketches of deceased members prepared for the Register are of 
necessity brief, because the space that can be appropriated is quite limited. 
Fuller sketches are printed in the animal " Proceedings " of the Society. 
Materials for still more extended memoirs are preserved in the Society's 
archives, and will be available for use in preparing the ." Memorial Biogra- 
phies," of which five volumes have been issued and a sixth volume is in 
preparation. The income from the Towne Memorial Fund is devoted to 
the publication of these volumes. 

Francis Faulkner Emery, born in Boston. March 26, 1830, was a son of 
Francis Welch Robert- and Sophronia (Faulkner) Emery. lie was elected a 
member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, January 7, 18^0, 
and became a life member in 1882. He was a lineal descendant of John Emery, 
one of the early settlers of Newbury, his line b<'iiiLT John. 1 Jonathan, 2 Jonathan. 3 
Joshua, 4 Joshua, 5 Joshua, 6 Francis Welch Roberts 7 and Francis Faulkner 8 
Emery. His mother was a descendant of Edward Faulkner, one of the tirst 
settlers of Andover. 

He was educated at Phillips Academy, Andover. and the English High School, 
Boston, graduating at the latter school in 1848. When a young: man, he spent 
two years in California, and, returning to Boston, engaged in the manufacture 
of shoes, becoming a member of the firm of Frederick Jones & Co. in 1853. 
During the war they had extensive contracts with the srovernment to furnish 
shoes to the army. He was a man of great energy and strong convictions. He 
took great interest in public affairs, but never was a candidate for office. 
September 18, 1855. he was married to Caroline, daughter of Frederick and 
Maria (Sweetser) Jones. His wife died in 1890, but he left one daughter and 
two sons. He died January 15, 1897. J). H. B. 

George Augustus Kendall, a resident member, elected November 3, 1886, 
died at Xewton Centre. April 8. 1807. He was a son Of George Augustus and 
Cordelia (Richards) Kendall, and was born in Boston. July 8, 1840. He was a 
descendant from Francis 1 Kendall of Woburn. through Thomas. 2 Lieut. Samuel, 3 
Jonas, 4 Abel, 5 and George Augustas, 6 his father. His education was obtained 
in private schools in Jamaica Plain and Boston. He was expecting to go to 
college, but was obliged to <s\ve it up on account of the death of his father. 

In 1856, he entered the employ of J. M. Beebe. Richardson & Co., but broke 
down in health and was obliged to leave. He went to Colorado in 1800 and 
traveled extensively in that and other territories. When the war broke out, he 
raised the larger part of Co. C of the 1st Colorado Infantry, but did not enter 
the service as he was not approved by the surgeon. His health improved, and 
he came east and spent two years in Chicago, and later accepted a position in 
New York, but he broke down again. In 1880, he and George W. McCrillis or- 
ganized the Arm of McCrillis & Kendall, wholesale dealers in feathers, curled 
hair, etc., in Boston, and continued in that business. In 1873 he was married 



1898.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 149 

to Achsah Hawes Stone, daughter of Dr. Lbenezer Stone of Walpole, and a 
descendant of Gregory Stone, by "whom he had three children, Edith Stone, 
George Augustus and Charles Faulkner Kendall. D. H. B. 

William Bache, a corresponding member, elected January 7, 1857, died in 
Philadelphia, August 18, 1897. He was a son of Col. Louis and Mary Ann 
(Swift) Bache, and was born in Philadelphia, March 1G, 1612. He was a lineal 
descendant of Benjamin 1 Franklin through his daughter, Sarah 2 (Franklin) 
Bache, and Louis 8 Bache, his lather. The latter was a colonel in the war of 
1812, but died when William was seven years old. His mother had died pre- 
viously, so that he was left an orphan, and at the age of sixteen he was obliged 
to depend upon himself. He seems to have had a very meagre education, but 
like his distinguished great grandfather, he was apprenticed to the printing 
business, and i'oliowe 1 it nearly all his life. In 1838 he went to Harrisburg 
and was foreman in the printing establishment of Clark & Thompson, the State 
printers, and remained there two years. 

Removing to Philadelphia, he took an active interest in political affairs, and 
was appointed collector of taxes and clerk in one of the municipal departments. 
He removed to Bristol, Pa., in 1849, and established the Bristol Gazette., and 
later the Bache'* Co. American, and in 1859 Bache 's Index, but neither enterprise 
proved financially successful. After his removal to Bristol, he took an active 
part in municipal matters, as member and clerk of the council. Of late years, 
he had been manager of the Practical Farmer and wrote for other papers. 
He was author of Historical Sketches of Bristol Borough from 1G81 to 1853, 
and the Life and Trials of John Fitch, the inventor of the steamboat. He was 
married December 9. 1841, to Antoinette Benezet, daughter of Dr. Anthony 
Benezet of Bensalem, Pa. Seven children were born to them. D. H. B. 

Thomas Doanf:. a life-member since 1 Q C'0, died at West Townsend, Vt., Oc- 
tober 22, 1897. He was born iu Orleans, Mass., September 20, 1821. He studied 
at Phillips Academy. Andover, and after three years' service in the office of S. 
M. Felton of Charlestown, a noted civil engineer, he became head engineer of 
a division of the Vermont Central Railroad. At one time or other he had been 
connected during his life with nearly all the railroads leading out of Boston. 
He was appointed chief engineer of the Hoosac Tunnel, in 1863, and hail a large 
share iu its construction. He ran the first locomotive through it. Becoming 
interested in railroad building in Nebraska in 1869, he took a prominent part iu 
establishing a college in th< j present town of Crete, twenty miles west of Lin- 
coln. This college bears his name. He secured for its site a square mile of 
land, and made 2;-nerous donations to the institution. He held many offices 
connected with business and charitable affairs, and was widely known as a phi- 
lanthropic and public-spirited citizen. For forty years he was a deacon of the 
Winthrop Church in Charlestown, Mass. 

His estate was siven to trustees who are to pay the net income to his wife and 
other relatives for a term of years. When his youngest grandchild attains the 
age of tweuty-oue years the principal of the trust fund is to be paid to Doane 
College. 

His wife and four children survive. A daughter married Rev. D. B. Perry, 
president of Doane College; another married Rev. William O. Weeden. and the 
third daughter married Henry B. Twcmble, Esq., a lawyer iu New York. The 
son, Rev. John Doaue, is pastor of a church in Lincoln, Neb. W. R. C. 

The Hon. John Israel Baker was elected a member of the N. E. Historic, 
Genealogical Society March 5th, 1851, and became a life-member in 1863. He 
was born in Beverly August 16, L812, and was a son of Joseph and Lucy (Bis- 
son) Baker. John Baker, his immigrant ancestor, came from Norwich, Eng- 
land, to Ipswich, in 1635. His lineage is John 1 Baker, Capt. Thomas 2 and 
Priscilla (Symonds) Baker, Capt. Thomas 3 and Mary (Capen) Baker, Thomas 4 
and Sarah ; Wade) Baker, Joseph 6 and Ilepzibah (Thorndike) Baker, Joseph 5 
and Lucy (Bisson) Baker, John I. 7 Baker. 

During his entire life he was identified with his native town. He was elected 
town clerk at the asze of twenty-three, and was in soinetowu office nearly every 
year of his life. He was county commissioner for sixteen years, member of 
the legislature for eighteen years, senator in 1863 and 1864. and of the council 
under Gov. Banks and Gov. Andrew. In early life he worked at shoernakin^r 
and became a shoe manufacturer, and later a rubber manufacturer. He was 



150 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [Jan. 

also a surveyor. From 1886 to 1896 he was one of tlie harbor commissioners, 
lie was one of the organizers of the republican party in 1851. but in 1870 joined 
the temperance movement, and in 1875 and 1876 was -a candidate for governor 
of the prohibition party. He took a determined stand against the division of 
the town of Beverly, and when it became a city he was elected Its first mayor. 

He. married Mary Cressy, daughter of Maxwell and Joanna (Green) Cressy. 
She died in 1861, and subsequently he married Ellen Masury. daughter of Ste- 
phen Masury. His wife survived him, and he left two children, Bessie Allen 
Baker and John S. Baker. He died February 17. 1807. D. H. B. 

George Boy* N Millett, M.R.C.S., a corresponding member of this society 
since 1887, was born at Penzance, Cornwall, England, June 27, 1842. He was 
educated chiefiv under private tutors. After serving apprenticeship to Mr. 
Francis Boase, surgeon, at Peuzanee, he "was entered a student at St. Mary's 
Hospital. In 1855 he was admitted a member of the Royal Society of Surgeons 
of England, and the year following became a licentiate of the Society of Apoth- 
ecaries, London, and of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He 
then returned to Penzance, where he settled in the practice of his profession. 

Dr. Millett was curator, librarian and for more than twenty years secretary 
of the Royal Geographical Society of Cornwall, and many local offices. He was 
connected officially with the Church of England Temperance Society, the 
Young Men's Christian Association and other philanthropic organizations. He 
published the Parish Registers of Madron and Gulval, also two volumes entitled 
t; Penzance Past and Present." He was a great collector of books, pictures, 
china, etc., his house at Penzance being a veritable museum. lie never mar- 
ried, being of delicate health and subject to many illnesses. He died at Pen- 
zance, September 17, 1896. S. H. 

Samuel Clarke Clarke, Esq., became a member of the New-England Historic 
Geuealogical Society January 2, 1867. He was born in Dorchester, Mass., now 
a part of Boston. February 27, 1806, and died in Marietta, Georgia, February 
26, 1807. He was the son of Dr. Samuel Clarke and Rebecca Parker (Hull) 
Clarke, and a direct descendant in the sixth generation from Thomas Clarke, 
first mate of the " Mayflower." He was educated at the Boston Latin School, 
was engaged in the drug business in Bo-ton from 1820 to 1830; in South 
America, 1833 ; in the East Indies as supercargo, 1834-6; in Chicago, 1839-64. 
After giving up business he resided in Boston until 1876, and in Marietta until his 
decease. He printed a genealogical history of the families of Clarke, Hull, 
Curtis and Fuller; also a monogragh on "Fishes of Southern Waters." He 
was a member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Cincinnati iu descent from 
his maternal grandfather. General William Hull. He was a good husband 
and father and a faithful friend, beloved and respected by all who knew him. 

Samuel Wallis Winslow, Esq., of Boston, a resident member of this So- 
ciety, elected February 7, 1877. was born in Boston May 17, ls:20. and died in 
Andover, Ma<s., August 18, 1895. He was of the seventh generation from John 
Winslow, younger brother of Governor Edward Winslow of the Old Colony. 
The line is as follows: John 1 , who came to Plymouth in the ship "Fortune," 
November 9, 1621; Edward 2 : Edward 3 , Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 
17-43 to 1752; Isaac 4 ; Samuel 3 ; Charles 6 ; Samuel Wallis 7 . He was educated at 
the Franklin School, and spent the most of his business life in the drug busi- 
ness. He gave much time to genealogical and scientific pursuits. He was a 
member of the Art Club; of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; of the 
Masonic Fraternity, and of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. Mr. 
Winslow was never married. His two unmarried sisters and himself consti- 
tuted his household until the death of the older sister in 1893. 

Timothy Wadswortii Stanley, Esq., a resident member Jan. 5, 1870. life 
member 1*72, died in Granby. Conn., Feb. 18. 1897. He was the son of Amon 
and Abi (North) Stanley, and was born in New Britain. Conn., July 13, 1817. 
He learned the printing business with G. £ C. Merriam of Springfield, Mass., 
and spent two years as a priuter in Boston. Later he was a manufacturer of 
hardware and then a hardware merchant in New Britain. His last years were 
spent in Granby. lie was a director iu the Stanley Rule and Level Company, a 
director and vice-president of the New Britain Savings Bank, and president of 
the Union Manufacturing Company of New Britain. He married, first, in 1841, 
Adaliue G. Cornwall, who died in 1878. His second marriage was with Mrs. 



1898.] Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society, 151 

Theresa Stanley, -widow of Mortimer H. Stanley. She survives him with two 
young sons, Philip Bartholomew and Maurice. His genealogy is given in "The 
Stanley Families of America," by Israel P. Warren, D.D., published in 1887. 

His intellectual vigor, cultivated taste and sunny spirit, his high moral sense 
and spotless integrity, his faith and hope and charity united to form a per- 
sonality as charming as it was noble. 

Hon. Samuel Leland Montague, elected a resident member in 1S82, was 
born in Montague, Massachusetts, May 4. 1829, and died in Cambridge January 
16, 1897. He spent his boyhood on farms in the towns of Hopkiuton, Ashland 
and Westboro, and was educated in the common schools of those towns and in 
academies in Hopkiuton and Worcester. He began his business life as a clerk 
in Boston. Eight years later he formed a partnership with Mr. Haskins in the 
old metal business, which gradually grew into a large commission trade in cot- 
ton, hides and various Southern products. After thirty-two years of success 
the firm was dissolved, and Mr. Montague devoted himself to the management 
of cotton and woolen mills which the firm had built in Maine. 

He removed to Cambridge in 1859, where he served in the city council and 
the board of aldermen, and was mayor in 1878 and 1879. He was a trustee of 
the Cambridge Public Library seventeen years, and chairman of the board ten 
years, and held other important local offices. He was active in Masonic affairs. In 
resolutions passed at a special meeting of the Cambridge city government ou 
occasion of his decease it was said : " We recognize and appreciate the value 
of his public services, the rugged New England virtues of which he was the 
embodiment and examplar. his conscientious fulfilment of every duty assigned 
him, his sturdy unswavering honesty and love of truth for its own sake, and 
withal, the constant and unfailing friendship which bound him to so many 
hearts." Mr. Montague married in 1852. Ann Maria Bucksted of Boston. She 
died in 1854, and in 1850 he married Mary Elizabeth Bucksted, who survives 
him, with a son, Charles H. Montague of Cambridge, and a daughter, Annie S. 
Montague of Wellesley College. G. M. B. 

Cyrus Henry TagGard, a resident of Boston, a life member of this Society 
since 1871, was born in Hillsborough. New Hampshire. July 27, 1822, and died 
in East Boston January 18, l s 97. He was the son of Samuel and Sarah (Hart- 
well) Taggard. He married September 6, 1849, Anna E. Phillips, daughter of 
John Phillips of Haverhill, who survives hira. They had no children. He came 
to Boston in young manhood, and established himself in the provision trade, 
which he gave up in 1861, when he entered upon dealing in real estate. About the 
year 1885 he removed to Ea.>t Boston. At the time of his death he was rated 
among the heavy realty holders of East Boston properly. A local paper re- 
cording his decease, said: "Mr. Taggard was a self-made man in all which 
that term implies, and in all his dealings his honesty and integrity were never 
questioned." He took much interest in the welfare of this Society, and ap- 
preciated every effort to preserve and perpetuate the character and influence of 
old-time New England. A. T. 

Darwin Erastus Ware, Esq.. a resident member, elected March 4, 1891, was 
born in Salem, Mass., February 11, 1831. and died at his home, 237 Marlborough 
Street, Boston, April 2, 1897. He prepared for college at the public schools of 
Salem and graduated at Harvard in the cla<> of 1852. Later he graduated from the 
Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1855. and established a large legal 
practice. He served in the State Legislature and Senate. He was a member 
of the board of overseers of Harvard University for many years. Mr. Ware 
practised extensively in the United States courts, standing high as an authority 
of the Federal laws concerning customs, revenue and shipping. As an authority 
in these matters, he received recognition from the United States Secretary of the 
Treasury McCullock in 1806, when the latter appointed him one of the two 
commissioners for the codification of the customs revenue and shipping laws. 
Mr. Ware served on this commission from 1886 to 1874, when he resigned. 
He continued actively in the profession of the law. and during the past twenty 
years was among the most respected as well as the most accompli>hed gentle- 
men of the American Bar and Boston Bar Associations. During the adminis- 
tration of President Hayes. Mr. Ware became one of the most zealous advo- 
cates for the reform in the civil service, and was among the pioneers who or- 
ganized the Civil Service Reform Association, and was araon? its earliest pre- 
sidents. He was also active in the organization of the New England Reform 



152 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [Jan. 



League, as well as the Massachusetts Tariff Reform Club. He was prominent 
in several literary and charitable organizations, ever regarding the welfare of 
the unfortunate as well as the favored. He was married May 26, 1SGS, to Miss 
Adelaide Frances Dickey, who, with a son, Richard D. Ware. Esq., mourns his 
decease. He ever regarded the history of New England with choice delight. 

A~. T. 

George Otis Sitattuck, Esq., elected a resident member March 4. 1891, was 
born iu Andover, Mass., May 2, 1820. and died in Boston February 23, 1807, 
He was the son of Joseph and Hannah (Bailey) Shattuek. Both his grandfathers 
were soldiers in the war of the Revolution, and his great-grandfather Bailey was 
killed at Bunker Hill. His paternal line of ance>try- for several generations 
bears the name of Joseph, and descends from William Shattuek., the founder 
of the family in New England. He graduated at Harvard University in 1852, 
and from the Harvard Law School in 1 854. He became a prominent lawyer in 
Boston. For many years he was a member of the Board of Overseers of Har- 
vard University. lie was a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 
and of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Iu 1857 he married Emily, 
daughter of Charles and Susan Copeland of Roxbury, who survives him with 
a daughter, Susan, wife of Dr. Arthur Tracy Cabot. Professor J. B. Thayer 
says of him : " He has lived a strong and useful life. He had come to be a 
leader, trusted and honored. He began with none of those supports of fortune 
and powerful friends, which are so helpful. But he had brought with him the 
qualities of a vigorous ancestry, and he planted himself firmly, and steadily 
grew." A. T. " 

George William Wright, a member of the New-England Historic Genealog- 
ical Society since lssO, -was born in Boston, August 22. 1^24, and died iu Duxbury, 
Massachusetts, March i», 1607. He was the son of John Stratton and Mary 
Russell (Wellman) Wright. He was a descendant in the eighth generation 
from the emigrant, Deacon Samuel Wright, who was born in London, England, 
was one of the early settlers in Springtield, Massachusetts, served on the first 
jury impanelled in that town, December. 14, 1639, and died iu Northampton. 
Massachusetts, October 10. 1665. Mr. Wright was al.>o a descendant, through 
his mother, from Rev. John Russell, who succored for a time the regicides Gotfe 
and Whalley, who acted as judges in the condemnation of Charles I. and after- 
wards fled to this country. Mr. Wright's grandfather. Dr. Ebenezer Wright, 
served in the Revolutionary War, and other ancestors of his served in the French 
and Indian Wars. In 1849 Mr. Wright founded in New York the house of Dale 
& Wright. Ten years later, on the death of his brother Joseph at New Orleans, 
he succeeded him as purchaser of cotton for mills, under the name of George W. 
Wright £ Co. of New Orleans and Memphis. On retiring from business he 
secured a beautiful estate in Duxbury. Massachusetts, where he resided with his 
family the remainder of his life. 

He married, Oct. 12. 1>5>, Geoririana Buckham, daughter of George Buckham, 
Esq. of New York City. Mrs. Wright, with a son and two daughters, survives 
him. J. W. W. 

Nattiaxif.l Wing Turner {ante vol. 51, p. 83) married Celia Crocker Blos- 
som, daughter of Josiah Blos>om of West Barnstable, and not the daughter 
of Josiah Blossom West of Barnstable as stated iu the Register of Jan. 1897, 
page 83. D. H. Brown. 

John* Foster, Esq., of Boston. Mass.. life member, elected resident, Janu- 
ary G, 1869; was born at Hudson. X. II., Dec. 30. 1817; died in Boston April 
9, 1607, aged 79. For a memoir see Register, vol. 51, pp. 436-37. 

Albert Boyd Otis. A.M., LL.B., of Boston, elected Jan. 6, 1800; was born 
at Belfast. Me., June 24, 1830; died at Be;fa>t January 17, 1&07, aged 57. For 
memoir and portrait see Register, vol. 52, pp. to 12." 

Hon. Clifford Stanley Snrs. D.C.L., of Mount Holly, N. J., a correspond- 
ing member elected July 3, 1861 ; was born at Emetine Furnace, Dauphin Coun- 
ty, Perm.. Feb. 17, 1839; died at Trenton, N. J.. March 3, 1896, aged 57. For 
a memoir and portrait, see Register, vol. 50. pp. 425-434. 

Gen. Francis Am as a Walker, Ph.D.. L.L.D., of Boston, a resident member. 

elected June 5, 1883, was born in Boston July 2, 1840, aud died there Januarv 5, 
1897, aged 56. For a memoir, see Register", vol. 52, pp. 69-72. 






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REV. CALEB DAVIS BRADLEE, Ph.D., D.D. 

By TJev. Alfred Manchester, of Salem, Mass. 

The name at the head of this article will suggest to many people 
the memory of a life that was peculiarly devoid of selfishness. From 
beginning to end, it was a life seeking the good of others rather 
than its own good. There is great satisfaction, to one who believes 
that life itself is of more importance then the things of life, in 
watching the development, and learning the lessons, of a character, 
trained from the first, and held throughout the period of human re- 
lationship, in strict accord with the Golden Rule. \Ve may say, 
without Fear of contradiction from anyone who knew him, that such 
was the character of the subject of this .-ketch. The question, so 
often heard in our da v, n Is life worth living:," would never be asked 
if the average life with which we come in contact were in the spirit 
of this life with which we have so recently parted. 

Caleb Davis Bradlee was born in Boston, February 24, 1831. 
It was on a Thursday, at 6.30 A.M., in a house on Avon Place, now 
Avon Street, where a part of the store of Jordan, Marsh & Com- 
pany is now located. 

His early ancestors spelled their name Bradley. In his preface 
to his work on the Bradlee Family, Samuel Bradlee Doggett, Esq., 
says : r The name was originally spelled Bradley, the change to 
Bradlee being made by Samuel Bradlee, who was recorded in the 
Dorchester Records as the son of Nathan and Lydia Bradley, born 
Oct. 5, 1707, and, on the monument erected to his memory, in the 
Dorchester burying-ground, as Mr. Samuel Bradlee, died July 7, 
17G8, aged 62, the y giving place to e. Family tradition has it 
that the Bradleys in Dorchester were so numerous that mistakes 
were made, to obviate which Samuel Bradlee changed the final let- 
to e. The change in spelling applies also to John Bradley, the 
brother of Samuel, whose name is recorded on his tombstone as Brad- 

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lee. The posterity of Samuel Bradlee who are living, and bear 
the name at the present day, still retain this mode of spelling it." 

Dr. Bradlee's father bore the name Samuel, which is so familiar 
in the Bradlee annals. He was a man of sterling integrity, a pro- 
minent Boston merchant ; the son of Nathaniel Bradlee, one of 
the loyal Americans who, disguised as Indians, threw the British tea 
into Boston Harbor. It was in the old Bradlee homestead, at the 
corner of Tremont and Hollis Streets, that some of the men met to 
prepare for the " tea-party." This house is still occupied by a Brad- 
lee descendant. 

The boy received the name of Caleb Davis in honor of his ma- 
ternal great grandfather, the Hon. Caleb Davis, a deacon of Hol- 
lis Street Church, the first Speaker of the House of Representa- 
tives after the new Constitution had been adopted, and one of the 
electors of George Washington as President of the United States. 

The mother was the daughter of Jeremiah Williams, Esq., of 
Boston. Her name was Elizabeth Davis Williams, and she became 
the second wife of Samuel Bradlee, July 31, 1817. Caleb was the 
voungest of eight children of this marriage. He was never in ro- 
bust health, but he survived all other members of his father's family. 
His brother, Nathaniel J. Bradlee, Esq., well known as a prominent 
business man in Boston, died suddenly the 17th of December, 1888, 
leaving him the sole representative of the family. 

From his ealiest years, Mr. Bradlee was deeply interested in the 
church and all that it stands fur. He was christened in Hollis 
Street Church by the Rev. John Pierpont, whom he remembered in 
after years as having called on his mother one afternoon when he 
was five years old. Of this call he says : "I at that time selected 
for him, because lie was my minister, the best apple I could find, 
and, with great joy and pride, placed it in his hand, whilst his 
smile and approving voice were a sufficient compensation." Later 
in life, after his settlement as a clergyman, Mr. Pierpont delighted 
him very much by being his guest at supper. 

The boy was first sent to the school of a Miss Bacon ; but, when 
he was five years of age, he entered the preparatory department of 
Chauncy Hall School, and Miss Nancy Healey, afterwards Mrs. 
Elisha I). Winslow, was his teacher. His education was continued 
in this school for twelve years, with the exception of a few months, 
during which he was a pupil of Rev. Richard Pike of Dorchester. 
His faithfulness in the performance of his school duties is shown in 
the fact that he received three medals from the Chauncy Hall 
School. Two of these medals were lost in a fire at >«orth Cam- 
bridge. The other was given to a friend who, many years later, 
nave it to Dr. Bradlee's daughter. As a bov he wrote anonvmously 
for the papers, and, at a very early age, began to write sermons. 

Iu 1848 he entered Harvard University, and, the next year, re- 
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Thomas Bonncy of New Bedford, Mass., the Hon. Addison Brown, 
Prof. Charles Taylor Canfield, Prof. George L. Gary, Dr. and 
Prof. David W. Cheever, the Hon. Joseph H. Choate, Prof. E. W. 
Gurney, Henry G. Denny, Esq., the Hon. William C. Williamson, 
Dr. Samuel II. Hard, Judge Hurd, and many other well-known men. 

He received his degree of A.B. in 1852, and in September of 
the same year entered the Cambridge Divinitv School, where he 
remained a year and a half, and received a highly honorable dis- 
missal, placing himself under the care of the Rev. F. D. Hunting- 
ton and the Rev. Rufns Ellis, with whom he pursued his studies in 
divinitv with great earnestness and interest. In due time he was 
elected an honorary member of the Cambridge Divinitv School. 
In 1855 he received the degree of A.M. from Harvard. 

About this time he took steps that resulted in the formation of the 
Boston Young Men's Christian Union. 

His connection with Hollis Street Church at this time, as teacher 
of Bible-classes and, later, as Superintendent of the Sunday School, 
brought him into close relations with the Rev. Thomas Starr King, 
of whom he was a great admirer. 

Mr. Bradlee was licensed to preach, by the Boston Association of 
Ministers, on the 12th of June, 1854, at a meeting held at the house 
of the Rev. George E. Ellis, D.D., in Charlestown, Mass., and from 
this time to December 11th of the same year he preached in several 
pulpits as transient supply. 

He was ordained to the ministry and settled as pastor of the Al- 
len Street Church, North Cambridge, Mass., on the 11th of Decem- 
ber, 1854, having been advised to accept this call by Rev. James 
Walker, D.D., President of Harvard College, who was his inti- 
mate and dearly beloved friend, and who gave the " Charge to the 
Minister/' Rev. Thomas Starr King preached the sermon. 

This pastorate lasted just three years, and it resulted in many 
life-long friendships. All through his life after this he was called, 
from time to time, to attend anniversary occasions and to hold spe- 
cial services in the homes of the members of this his first parish. 

A few words from him about the character of ministerial labor in 
those days mav be of interest. He savs : ' At the time of my set- 
tlement the whole arrangement o£ our churches was different from 
what it is now. A great deal more work was required of the voting 
man on Sundav and a great deal more visiting during the week. 
Every minister was expected to call at each home at least twice in 
the year, and every week in cases of sickness. The minister's house 
was the home of the people at all hours of the dav and evening: 
and, also, if he were invited, he was expected to be always ready 
for dinner or supper or an evening entertainment. I was relieved 
from a great deal of this kind of visiting ; but it was all made up to 
me by the calls at my house and by the many choice gifts of dainty 
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It was during this pastorate, on June 7, 1855, that he married 
Miss Caroline Cray, youngest child of George and Nancy Lovering 
Gay, of Boston, and sister of the well-known surgeon, Dr. George 
II. Gay. Bv this marriage he had three children, only one of 
whomis now living, Mrs. Eliza Williams Bradlee Smith, who mar- 
ried "Walter C. Smith, Esq., June 12, 1895. 

In 1858, and in I860, he was elected on the Board of School Com- 
mittee of Cambridge, Mass., and in 1860 he was chosen one of the 
special Committee of the High School in Cambridge. All through 
his life he was opposed to public examinations, asserting that the 
man of good memory, but of little real ability, might succeed in 
such a test better than his deeper and more able brother who was 
naturally diffident. 

During the absence of the Bey. Warren IE Cudworth, who served 
as Chaplain in the United States Army, for three years of the Civil 
war, Mr. Bradlee took charge of the Unitarian Church in East 
Boston. These years were full of happy fellowship. Here he 
thought the real usefulness of his ministry began. Here he said he 
learned how to preach. Those were trying years for everyone, and 
especially for one who watched the progress of the war with'such 
interest as he had in its results. His sermons of this period breathe 
a spirit of intense patriotism. His correspondence with Mr. Cud- 
worth is of great interest. 

Early in 1861 a movement was made to establish a Unitarian 
Church at the South End, in Boston. Mr. Bradlee was asked to 
be the pastor. It was called ''The Church of the Redeemer,'' and 
its services were begun in a hall on Concord Street. Here he had 
delightful fellowship with his people and became known over a large 
section of the cit\ r as oue who was willing to serve the public in all 
helpful ways, He was constantly called upon to give his services 
in the homes of many who never went to his church, or, in many 
cases, to any church. He continued to reside at the South End 
for about thirty vears, first in Chester Park, and then in West 
Brookline Street, during which time he became known, in hundreds 
of homes, as a kind friend and sympathetic pastor. In the summer, 
when most clergymen were away on long vacations, he made a point 
of remaining at home to attend to special calls for ministerial 
services. He was glad to think that his presence made it possible 
both for the clergvmen to go away, feeling that no one would be 
neglected, and that there would be some one ready to minister to 
every need, ^o one was called more frequently to visit the sick or 
to bury the dead, and no man ever had a greater gift for such a 
ministry. He was welcomed alike in the homes of the rich and in 
the homes of the poor. He never asked to be excused from the 
trying service when his health would permit him to perform it. In 
the course of his work at the Church of the Redeemer, he developed 
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the close of eight years of happy service in this church, it was 
thought best, in view of the changes that were ^oinsr on in that 
part of the city, through the removal of many people to the Back 
Bay and to other parts of the city, to disband the church. This 
was done reluctantly on the part of both pastor and people. 

It was during this pastorate that Mr. Bradlee was, for a time, 
one of the faculty of the Boston School for the Ministry. In 1868 
the department of Pastoral Care and Christian Biography was as- 
signed to him, and he did the. work of this department until the 
School was united with the Divinity School of Harvard University. 
This work was very attractive to him. as he was always very fond 
of youno* men, and devoted himself to their welfare with great 
earnestness. His lectures in Christian Biography were especially 
interesting and valuable, being prepared with a great deal of care ; 
and his treatment of the pastoral relation was given with great at- 
tention to details of parish work. 

It was also at this time that his father died, leaving him ample 
means. His friends thought that he would now live in retirement 
and devote himself to the pursuit of literary interests that were dear 
to him. This he never did, but devoted himself, and all that he 
had, to the work of the ministry, glad that, henceforth, he could 
serve, without any charge, those who needed his help. He had the 
conviction that he was only the steward of what he possessed. A 
modest living was all that he ever asked for himself: the remainder 
of liis income was conscientiously devoted to public and private 
charity. 

From 1872 to 1875 he was the pastor of the Christian Unity 
Society, which was an early experiment in what is now known as 
the "Institutional Church." 

Among the happiest and most useful years o^ his life were those 
from 1875 to 1890, when he was the pastor of the Harrison Square 
Church. This Church was formerly called the 'Third Unitarian 
Society in Dorchester." At the time that he became its pastor it 
was just the kind of church that he had made up his mind to serve. 
It had become weakened and seemed in danger of extinction. But, 
under his faithful labors, it rallied and took a new lease of life, and, 
at the end of his term of service as its pastor, it had regained its 
position. The prosperity of the church was surhcient compensation 
to him for all the service that he had rendered. The years that lie 
might have spent in semi-retirement, busy about personal affairs, 
had been spent in behalf of others, and he was satisfied thus to 
have given expression to his self-sacrificing disposition and benevo- 
lent spirit. 

In 1888 Galesville University, of Galesville, Wis., honored him 
with the degree of D.D., and in 1880 the same University gave 
«im the degree of Ph.D. Tufts College, at the Commencement of 
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158 Caleb Davis Brddlee. [April, 

Having accomplished his purpose in the Harrison Square Church, 
he became interested in a newly formed religious society in Dor- 
chester called the "Norfolk Street Church." He served this society 
for two years, from June, 1890, to June, 1892, had the pleasure 
of seeing it grow under his care, build a place of worship, and be- 
come able to call a pastor whom it was able to support. 

For a little time he rested from pastoral duties, although he con- 
tinued to answer calls for special services. He sometimes thought, 
as his friends did, that his work as pastor of a church was at an end. 
Little did he think that the crowning work of his life still lav be- 
fore him : that the few years of life that remained for him were to 
be those in which his worth a3 a preacher and organizer were to be 
most strikingly shown. 

In the autumn of 1893 he accepted an invitation to take charge 
of Christ's Church, Longwood, Brookline. This church was 
built by Mr. David Sears, who had dreams of church unity, and 
thought he had devised a ritual in the use of which all Christians 
would at once unite. The use of this ritual — or the use of no 
other service — was made a condition of the use of the church edi- 
fice. The church was a noble structure and beautifully situated. 
The ritual became a stumbling-block to many, and, after three 
short pastorates, the church was closed. It was fifteen years since 
services had been held in the church when Dr. Bradlee agreed to 
hold services there, at the invitation of some people who lived in 
the neighborhood. For a lonir time the attendance at the services 
was very small, but Dr. Bradlee had a conviction that the time 
would come when a strong society could be o-athered there. It 
proved that he was right. After the departure of the Rev. M. J. 
Savage from Boston, a number of his former parishioners and their 
friends came into the church, and, in the autumn of 189 G, a strong 
society, called the "Second Unitarian Church of Brookline," was 
organized. Dr. Bradlee built a tine residence in Brookline and 
moved into it in May, 1895; 

As is former cases, so now, Dr. Bradlee, having accomplished 
his purpose, resigned his pastorate. The resignation took effect on 
the first of May, 1897, This was on a Saturday. On the preced- 
ing Sunday he preached his farewell sermon. His friends were 
glad to think that he had given up his formal connection with parish 
work and anticipated for him a long and beautiful twilight after his 
day of faithful labor. On the morning of the first of May, the 
very day that his parish work was at end, he arose as usual in the 
morning, and, while at the breakfast table, complained of a pain 
in the chest. This did not yield to simple home remedies and a 
physician was summoned who thought he was suffering from an at- 
tack of indigestion, and told him to lie in bed through the day. He 
did this, and, about six o'clock, while the family were at dinner, 
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an attendant who had been left with him, and arrived at his bed- 
side just in time to see him peacefully breathe his last. His life 
ended with the end of his ministry. 

On the following day he was to have been elected Pastor Emeritus 
of the church from whose active service he had just withdrawn. 
At the meeting called for that purpose it was voted that resolutions 
of respect and loving sympathy should be prepared by the Pru- 
dential Committee. 

One of these resolutions was as follows : — " Resolved : That, in 
the purity and nobility of his character and aims, his unaffected 
simplicity of manner, his unselfish devotion to active Christian En- 
deavor, his abundant charity, his liberality and kindness toward 
those who differed from him in belief or practice, and his unstinted, 
loyal affection, we recognize virtues which claim our reverence, and 
whicli we may well imitate.'' 

The funeral service was held at the church on the fifth of May. 
and was very largely attended. Rev. James DeXormandie con- 
ducted the service, and Dr. Edward Everett Hale, his intimate 
friend for many years, 2,'ave a fitting eulogy. The burial was at 
Mount Auburn Cemetery. 

Dr. Bradlee published two volumes of sermons, which were well 
received. One was called "Sermons for All Sects/' and the other 
was called "Sermons for the Church." The manuscript was ready 
for another volume to have been published in 1898, to be called 
"A Voice from the Pulpit." He also published many single ser- 
mons, poems, and various articles for the periodicals. 

Pie belonged to many learned societies, and was especially in- 
terested in historical societies. He was a life-long member of the 
New-Emrland Historic Genealogical Societv, having been its secre- 
tary for several years, and having prepared many lectures to be de- 
livered before it. He served twenty-eight years on its Board of 
Directors. 

He took special pride in the "Boston Association of Ministers," 
from which he received his first license to preach, and over which 
he presided as moderator for two successive years, which was all 
that the by-laws allowed. 

He belonged to innumerable charitable organizations, and was a 
liberal contributor to their treasuries. The Home for Aged Couples 
appealed to him with special power to move his sympathies and 
to draw out his generosity. 

He was much interested in libraries, and here, as elsewhere, he 
found a field for the exercise of his liberalitv : and many hundreds of 
volumes were sent by him to newlv formed libraries in struggling 

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communities. 

Dr. Bradlee was a good student. His mind was synthetic ra- 
ther than analytic. He was impatient of details, and grasped, 
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ence and in that of others. God, Christ, Duty and Immortality 
were divine realities in his thought : and he had the power to carry 
his convictions into the hearts and lives of others. His religion 
was love to God and man. His sermons were practical; they were 
dynamic rather than didactic. Many souls were deeply touched by 
his preaching, and readily confessed their personal indebtedness to 
him for new hopes and better life that had been inspired by his 
spoken word. After the sermon always came the warm grasp of 
the hand and some word fitted to make a lasting impression. 

Philosophical studies were attractive to him. He was possessed 
of full and accurate classical knowledge, and wrote French and Ita- 
lian with some fluency. 

In his rending he inclined specially to Biography and to the ser- 
mons of the masters in the pulpit, both ancient and modern. Pie 
cared less than some do for strictly scientific studies, and yet was 
well informed as to the trend of modern thought. He read, to 
some extent, in the line of the Higher Criticism, but cared little 
for the details of that science, being convinced of the reality of the 
o-reat life revealed in the Old and New Testament, finding' the con- 
summation of the revelation in Jesus Christ. 

He held tenaciously to certain views in theoloo-v which secerned 
to him essential ; but did riot withhold his hand of fellowship from 
any who held views that differed from his own. He held personal 
friendship and human sympathy with all who came in cod tact with 
him. To one who differed verv widely from him in regard to a 
certain matter, he wrote : ' Let it be clearly understood, at once, 
and forever, that between you and me personally there can be noth- 
ing but the most cordial fellowship."' 

On the fortieth anniversary of his ordination he prepared a paper, 
r Recollections of a Ministry of Forty Year-;," which he read be- 
fore the Boston Association of Ministers. In it he said : f ' I honor 
my brethren of to-day. I may not think as they think, I may not 
see as they see, I may not work as thev work, I mav be too tied to 
the past, I may be too bound to ceremony, I may like more than 
they do confessions and prostrations and forms ; but I bow before 
them in reverence for their manliness, for their love of human na- 
ture, for their steady adherence to principle, for the study of the 
religions of all the a<xes of the world, for their cordial acknowled^- 
ment of the good in all religions, for their philanthropy, for their 
devotion to righteous living, and for all about them that is strik- 
ingrly sound and really glorious." 

He assumed no clerical dress, but was at once recognized by all 
who met him as a minister of religion. Denominational barriers 
fell at his approach, and many, on a short acquaintance, learned to 
regard him as one in whom they could find sympathy with their 
highest aspirations and a power of help in their deepest need. 

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ly as he would like to have done. His home was the centre of his 
life, and here he sustained most tender relations with those nearest 
and dearest to him, and dispensed a hospitality that was remarkably 
free and generous. 

He was especially fond of welcoming his brother ministers to his 
home, and made a regular practice of entertaining several of the 
larger associations of them at frequent intervals. 

This was onlv one form of a boundless charity, in the exercise of 
which he delighted. In the course of the last thirtv years of his 
life he gave away manv thousands of dollars, always paving heed to 
the scriptural injunction not to let his left hand know what his right 
hand did. AVhile he made a note of the amounts of his various 
gifts, in case he should ever wish to refer to it, he never reckoned 
the sum of them and said he did not wish to know what it was. 

His tastes and habits of life were very simple. He wanted his 
friends to have all that they wanted, but for himself he wished little. 
His life is a splendid illustration of altruism. 

Hospitality was one of his most prominent traits of character. 
'The latch string is always out," was one of his favorite sayings. 
There were some of his younger ministerial brethren to whom his 
house was opened with great freedom. There was a :? prophet's 
chamber" to which they were always welcome, and a seat at table 
always awaited them. Whenever he went on a journey there was a 
"Bradlee Party": beside his immediate family, others were invited, 
and thus many have paid an unexpected visit to various delightful 
spots. 

His interest in young men, and especially in young ministers, was 
unbounded ; and it was deepened in proportion to their need of sym- 
pathy or assistance. 

Children loved him and were loved by him. Shv little ones soon 
learned to trust him, and sat on his knee listening to his droll stories 
and imitations. He had something of the ventriloquist's art, and 
amused the little ones bv making their dolls talk, thus winning their 
confidence and gaining their lasting friendship. 

He was full of charity for the wrong doer, alwavs distinguishing 
between the sin and the sinner. He regarded his own conduct with 
respect to the strictest law of rectitude. He was, if anything, 
over-conscientious. He was willing to give others more than their 
due, but sometimes would not receive for himself what others con- 
sidered his just dues. 

He was an earlv riser, being found at his desk regularly, for manv 
years, at four o'clock in the morning. He liked to work when all 
was still around him, and those earlv morning hours were filled with 
labor. His correspondence with libraries and societies, as well as 
with individuals, was large and carefully attended to. He was ex- 
ceedingly prompt as a correspondent, as he was in all his business 
relations. He had a perfect abhorrence of debt, and, if he could 



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have had his way, would never have gone to bed a single night in 
debt to any one. 

He was a wise counsellor in financial matters, and in many ways 
disclosed the possession of faculties the exercise of which would have 
made him a successful business man. This ability he inherited from 
a line of ancestry full of sagacity and integrity. 

By his will he gave much of his property directly to charitable and 
educational institutions, and provided that, eventually, nearly all of 
it shall be so disposed of. 

The following resolutions, selected from those passed at a meeting 
of the New-England Historic Genealogical Societv, give a good 
summary of his character : — 

"Resolved, That we honor the memory of Dr. Bracllee for the noble 
work he did as a minister of the gospel, his chosen profession, into which 
he entered with earnestness and zeal, laboring to promote the religions and 
moral welfare of his parishioners in the several parishes over which daring 
his life he was pastor, some of which he built up from feeble congregations 
to self-supporting churches. 

"Resolved, That by his writings, aud particularly by the two volumes of 
sermons which he published, he won for himself a place among the authors 
of New England. 

"Resolved, That we would express our gratitude for his liberal bequest 
to our fundi;, which will greatly aid us in carrying on the work in which we 
are engaged.'' 

" Cordiallv," so he signed his letters. It was more than a con- 
ventional term to him. It is the expression of his character. So 
he lived and so he labored ; in his family and in the world ; to the 
glory of God, in the name of his Master, for the good of all. 



ALDEX GENEALOGY. 

By Mis. Chahles L. Alden', of Troy, X. Y. 
[Continued from page 57.] 

3. Capt. John 2 Aldex {John 1 ). Born in Plymouth, 1625 or '26. He 
was one year old or more May 22, 1627, at the Division of Cattle, as 
shown by the Plymouth Colony Records. Pie died in Boston March 14, 

1701-2. He married 1st, before 1659. Elizabeth ?, for on Boston 

records is the birth of a daughter Mary, born Dec. 17, 1659. The mother 
died soon after, and he married. April 1st, 166'J, Elizabeth (Phillips) Ev- 
erill, widow of Abiel. and daughter of William Phillips of Boston and 
Saco. For further information about William Phillips, see a very inter- 
esting and valuable article in the Bangor Historical Magazine, by Joseph 
W. Porter, on Capt. John Alden. I shall quote from this largely. Eliz- 
abeth, his second wife, died February, 1695-6. and was buried Feb. 7th, 
for Sewall, in his Diary of that date, says: " Mrs. Alden is buried. Bear- 
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lentine." Capt. John Alden went to live with his daughter, Elizabeth 
Walley, after his wife's death. His death is spoken of by Sewali. Where 
was he buried? In the Boston Transcript, April 30, 1870, is the follow- 
ing: "Mr. Samuel Jennison. the owner of property on and about Carl- 
ton Place, has recently, on account of widening of Eliot street, begun 
operations for the purpose of building there a new block. As the excava- 
tions have been going on some relics of the past have been dug up, includ- 
ing a lot of bones, and quite a number of gravestones, some of them nearly 
whole. These are small shite stone tablets, such as may be s^en in the 
King's Chapel. Granary, and other ancient burying grounds in the vicinity, 
and most of them have the old-fashioned death's head cut over their in- 
scriptions. Some of the inscriptions are * * * ' Here lyeth the body 
of John Alden, Senior, aged 75 vears, Deceased March 14-1701-2.'" 
Mr. John E. Alden of Newton, Mass., has been aiding me verv largelv in 
my investigations. He writes in 1897: "I saw the gravestone in Mr. 
Jennison's oi*\ce at the time it was found. * * * This Carlton Place 
was evidently obliterated by the widening of Eliot Street; it does not exist 
now. The spot where the stones were found is on the south side of Eliot 
Street, between Washington and Tremont Streets. Mr. Horace Weston, 
now deceased, told Mr. Jennison that he knew of these gravestones being 
there ; that they lay in a confused heap on the surface of the ground, and 
were afterwards covered by an addition without cellar to the rear of the 
building, and had evidentlv been carted there when cutting off the lines of 
some cemetery, very likely from the Central Burying Ground at the time 
Frog Lane was changed to Boylston Street. Mr. Jennison gave the stone 
to Dr. Ebenezer Alden of Randolph, and he afterwards presented it to the 
Old South Church Society. It is now set in the wall in the vestibule of 
the new Old South Church, as a. memorial stone." John Alden was one 
of the organizers of the Old South Church in 1669. We know very little 
of his life before he came to Boston. He was on a list of those able to 
bear arms in 1643. Freeman, 1648. He was a mariner. In 1655-6 we 
find his name on a list of residents and freeholders in Newtown, Long 
Island. He went to Boston in 1659, but in 1660 is in Saco with his father 
in law. After 1682-3 his life was spent on the ocean. Mr. Porter says: 
"For nearly thirty years he was commander of what navy the Province of 
Massachusetts Bay had, and its trusted agent. He supplied the forts of 
Maine with provisions and ouher necessarv supplies. He made, and as- 
sisted in making, several treaties with the Eastern Indians, and it seems was 
trusted by them as no other man in the Province of Maine was at that 
time." For further particulars I refer the reader to Mr. Porter's article. 
Two of his sons, John Jr. and Nathaniel, were mariners also, and tradi- 
tion has it that his younger brother, Zachariah, and his nephew Henry, son 
of David, were with him often on his voyages. In August or September, 
1691, Capt. Alden was sent to convey Col. Edward Tyng to Annapolis, 
N. S., in the Province sloop, and was taken prisouer with his vessel at St. 
John. Seweli says: " Boston, Oct. 19, 1691. 'This day comes news of 
Captain Alden's being taken [prisoner] by a French Frigate at St. Johns. 
Mr. Nelson carried to Quebec, Col. Tyng and Mr. John Alden Jr. kept 
prisoners till Articles made for Capt. John Alden's corning here be ful- 
filled/" "March 23, 1692. 'Capt. Alden sails for redemption of cap- 
tives, and fetching home Col. Tyng and Mr. Alden, the son/" This can- 
tivity was certainly not six months in duration. I would like to know who 
these other captives were. Oa returning from this voyage he was arrested 






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for witchcraft, and confined in Boston jail. "It is said that the stout old 
mariner used some emphatic 'sea language' on the occasion. He de- 
nounced the witches as a set of wenches playing off their juggling tricks. 
He declares he never saw his accusers before, nor they him. His indigna- 
tion was refreshing, but public opinion was then with the witches, his 
sword was taken from him. and he was imprisoned in Boston jail. He left 
a written account* of this trial, in which he says ' he was carried to Boston 
jail and remained there fifteen weeks, when he was prevailed upon to make 
his escape. He went to Duxbury, where he arrived in the middle of the 
night, telling his relatives that he 'was flying from the devil, and the devil 
was after him.' After a while, the delusion having abated, he returned to 
Boston, delivered himself up to the authorities, and was bound over to the 
Superior Court at Boston, the last Tuesday in April. 1093. No one then 
appearing to prosecute him, he, with others, were discharged by Proclama- 
tion. It is said that whenever the witchcraft delusion was alluded to he 
' never acquired a calm state of mind.' It was not easy for him to forget 
or forgive the part the church and some of his friends took in the matter, 
and considerable effort was made to reconcile him.'' Immediatelv after his 
arrest, a prayer meeting was held in his own house, assuming that he was 
guilty. Judge Sewall tell* of this, and again savs under date Dec. 22, 
1692: "Mrs. Willard talked to me very sharply about Capt. John Alden's 
not being at the Lord's Supper last Sabbath Day." In 1688, in company 
with Col. John Phillips and Major James Converse, he concluded an im- 
portant treaty with the Eastern Indians. His will was proved 13 April, 
1702: 

The Probate of the Will of John Alden late of Boston — mariuer dec'ed. And 
Administration granted thereon unto his Sous John Alden and William Alden 
Executors in the same Will named. 

In tup: Name of God Amen the seventeenth day of February Anno Domini 
1701-2. Anuoq. I John Alden Sen r of Boston in the County of Suffolk within 
his Ma ? - vs Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Mariner, being 
Sick and weak of body, but of sound disposing mind and memory (praised be 
Almighty God for the same). 

Do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following hereby 
revoking aud making null and void all Wills and Testaments by me at any time 
heretofore made. First £ Principally I humbly commend and resigne my 
Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator; hopeing for the full pardon 
and remission of my sins, and salvation through the alone merits of Jesus Christ 
my Redeemer. My body I desire may be decently buried at y e discretion of my 
Executors hereinafter named. And as for that portion of worldly Goods and 
Estate which it hath pleased the Lord to bestow upon me, I do give and dispose 
of the same as followeth. That is to Say — 

Imprimis I will that ail my just debts and Funeral Expenses be well and tru- 
ly paid or ordained to be paid iu convenient time after my decease by my Ex- 
ecutors hereafter named, Unto each of whom I ccive and bequeath the sum of 
Five pounds for their care and pains in the s' 1 Trust. Item, After my just 
debts Funeral Expenses and Legacies afores' 1 are paid and discharged, My 
Mind and Will is That the whole remainder of my Estate in housing Lands, 
money, plate debts, goods and moveables, that is to ?ay all the remainder of my 
Estate real and personal wheresoever lying or found, be divided into rive equal 
parts or shares, one rifth part or share whereof I give, devise aud bequeath un- 
to my eldest son John Alden forever: one other fifth part or share whereof I 
give devise and bequeath unto my Son William Alden forever; one other fifth 
part or -hare whereof I give, devise and bequeath unto my Son Zechariah Al- 
den forever; one other fifth part or share whereof I give, devise and bequeath 
unto ray Daughter Elizabeth Walley forever, and the other fifth port or share 

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1898.] A.lden Genealogy. 165 

thereof I give, devise aud bequeath unto the children of my Son Nathaniel Al- 
den dec'ed, forever, equally to be divided among - them. And my mind and will 
is That my s d Daughter Elizabeth Walley at and upon my decease shall have 
full free and quiet possession and seizin of all that piece or parcel of Land which 
I formerly recovered by law of James Everel, with all the Edifices and Buildings 
now thereupon and thereto belonging (being the house wherein I and my said 
Daughter Walley now dwel) Together with the yard priviledges and appur- 
tenances to the s : House and Laud belonging, and the Garden plott adjoining 
to the same that I formerly purchased of Thomas Gross & Elizabeth his Wife 
as p Deed may appear. "Which s d House Laud and premises — my s d Daughter 
Elizabeth Walley shall have, hold and enjoy to her & her heirs and assigns for- 
ever at the rate or price of four hundred pounds. She the s d Elizabeth "Walley 
her heirs and assigus within the space of three years after my decease paying 
unto my othei children before named, or some of them as part of their shares 
or portions before given them of my Estate such sum or sums as the s d House 
Land and premises at the value or price before mentioned, shall amount unto, 
more than one fifth part of ray Estate given as is before expressed unto my s d 
Daughter Walley. And my mind and Will also is That all such sum and sums of mo- 
ney as are due £ wing unto my s d Daughter Walley from the Estate of my s d Son 
Nathan' Alden dec'ed, for any matter or thing whatsoever shall be paid unto my 
s d Daughter Elizabeth Walley out of the part and share of my Estate herein 
before bequeathed unto the Children of my s d Son Nathaniel. And I order my 
Executors upon adjustment of the Accompts thereof with my s d Daughter, to 
make payment of the same to her accordingly, out of the s d Children's part or 
dividend. Item my mind and Will is That of such of my Children unto whom 
my Brick house aud Land in Boston afores d which I bought of Samuel Jack- 
son shall upon the division of my Estate, fall or be allotted, sec cause to dwel 
in the same themselves, Then such Child or Children, during the time that he or 
they in their own persons dwel therein, shall have the liberty of using y e Kit- 
chen belonging to my other hou>e before mentioned, for washing brewing and 
bakeing, and also liberty of making use of the House of Office and of y e Gar- 
den belonging to the s d House for the hanging aud drying his or their clouths. 
Lastly I do hereby nominate, constitute aud appoint my s d sons John Alden 
and William Alden to be the Executors of this my last Will and Testament. 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day aud year 
first within written. John Alden. [seal] 

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Johu Alden tiie Testator 
as and for his last Will and Testament, in presence of us who subscribed our 
names as Witnesses thereto in the said Testators presence. 

Thomas Savage 
Chakles Cuauncey 
Edward Turfrey 

Exara d 

Per Is c Addington, Reg? 

Vol. 15, p. 29. 

An Inventory of the Estate of John Alden Sen r deceased. 

One wooden house £400. — . — . 

One Brick ditto 270. — . --. 

Plate and Money 

Brass Ware 

Iron Ware 

Pewter 

Rest of the Moveable 

Debts due to the Estate the most of which are degenerate 

Due from the Estate £317. 1G. 3. 

The above Estate was apprized by Abraham Blish aud 
William Paine, aud the abo^'e Inventory exhibited by 

Jn° Alden Exec r 

Suffolk ss 

By the IIon ble Eiisha Cooke Esq r , Judge of Probate &c. Johu Al- 
den one of the Executors of the last Will and Testament of his Father John 
Alden late of Boston Mariner deceased, exhibited the above writteu, and made 



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oath That it contains a jnst and true Inventory of the Estate of his s d dec'ed 
Father, so far as hath come to his knowledge, And that if more hereafter ap- 
pears he "w.ll cause it to be added. 

Jurat Cor me Elisha Cooke 
Boston June 2, 1702 

Exam 1 

Per Is c Addington, Reg: 

[Suffolk Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 5 etc.'] 

Children, all born in Boston. By first wife : 

i. Mary 3 Alden, born Dec. 17, 1659; probably d. young. 

By second vrife : 

ii. John Alden, born 20 Nov. 1000; d. young, 
iii. Elizabeth Aldex. born May 9. 1GG2; died 14 July, 16G2. 

11. iv. John Alden, born 12 March. b;t~;2-3. 

v. William Aldex, bom 10 March, 16G3-4; d. young. 

12. vi. Elizabeth AloeS'. born '.< April, 1G65. 

vii. William Alden, born 5 March, IGG5-6; d. young. 
viii. Zachariah Alden, born 8 March, IGG7; d. young. 

13. ix. William Aldex. born 10 Sept. 1GC9. 
1-1. x. Nathaniel Ai.d'kn. aoru 1G70. 

15. xi. Zachariah Aldex, born IS Feb. 1G73. 

xii. Nathan Alden, born 17 Oct. IG77; d. young, 
xiii. Sarah Aldex. born 27 Sept. 1GS1; d. young. 

We now come to events occurring long after Capt. John Alden's death. 

Vol. Mass. General Court Rec., 1704-7, page 418. — " In Council, Jany. 
12, 1730—7. Jona. Belcher, Governor. 

A petition by Edward Tyng, Temple Nelson, and Nathaniel Alden, 
nraving tor a grant of a Tract or Provence Land for themselves, and the 
other heirs of their Respective Fathers in a long captivity in France, being 
in the service of the Province when taken." * In answer to this 

petition ''ordered that twelve hundred acres of the unappropriated Lands 
of the Province Iviivj West of Salem. Canada 4 Town, be and hereby are 
granted to the petitioners, the heirs and legal representatives of the within 
named Edward Tyng, Esq., John Nelson, Esq., and Capt. John Alden, 
dec'd," &c. 

We find later, Feb. 3, 176 1. General Court Orders, 1763-5, page 188. — 
" Hon. Thos. Hutchinson. Esq., Lieut. Guv. — A petition of John Jones, 
Esq., of Hopkinton, in behalf of himself and other heirs of Capt. John 
Alden, dec'd, setting forth. That the General Court did on the 9th of June 
1736, in consideration of the services of the said John Alden, grant to his 
heirs four hundred acres of the unappropriated lands of the Province, who 
did accordingly survey 400 acres or Land, lying on the Branches of the 
Souhe^an River, the Plat whereof was returned and accented. Since which 
the said land, by the late running of the line is fallen into the Government 
of New Hampshire, by which means they must lose the benefit of their 
grant, and the charges they have been at. without the aid of this Court and 
Praying Relief." 

This relief was granted by a new 400 acres being granted in the region 
near Pittsfield. Later John Jones died, ami his son settled the estate, sell- 
ing the land and going to great troubleto find all the heirs of Capt. John 
Alden. Mary Gale makes oatli in 17*6 to the descendants, she, herself 
being one. She says: Capt. John Aldeu left live children — John Jr., 

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1898.] Deed of Daniel Collins to James Bird. 16 

William. Nathaniel, Zachariah and Elizabeth. John 8 Alden Jr. left John, 
Nathaniel, Elizabeth. Hannah and Anna. William left three daughters, 
Elizabeth, Lydia and Mary. Nathaniel left Marv and Elizabeth. Zacha- 
riah left Mary and Elizabeth. Elizabeth married a Willard and had seven 
children, and all are dead but the Bridcaras, who are grandchildren. We 
see that in 17SG there was not a descendant of Capt. John Alden in the 
name. John Alden, grandson of Capt. John, left one heir — Anna, wife 
of Samuel Burrill. Nathaniel left only Hannah, wife o f Michael Homer, 
and Elizabeth, wife of Anthony Jones. Mr. C. II. Wight* of New York, 
aided by Mrs. Lucy H. Greenlaw of Cambridge, have sifted this to the 
bottom and have copies of all the deeds, receipts, &c, of this long and 
tedious affair. It shows conclusively that all pedigrees in the Alden name, 
running to Capt. John Alden, are false. 



DEED OF DANIEL COLLINS TO JAMES BIRD. 1696. 

Communicated by Johx T. Hassam, A.M., of Boston. 

Among the original documents in the possession of Phineas B. 
Smith, of Roxbury, a well-known member of the Suffolk: Bar, late- 
ly deceased, which have been presented by his son, Charles Gaston 
Smith, to the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, the fol- 
lowing deed was found. As it seems never to have been recorded, 
it has been thought best to print it in the REGISTER. 

To All Christian People to whom this present deed of Sale shall 
Come. Daniel Collins of Boston In the County of Suffolk In his M;ijes ti3 
province In the Massachusets Bay In New England: Cordwainer: Sendeth 
greeting Know Yee that I the aforesaid Daniel Collins with Rehekah my 
wife : iw and In Consideration of the Sum of Ninety pounds good and 
Current money of New England to me In hand at or Before the Enseal- 
ing ami deliuery of these presents By James Bird Senio r of Dorchester 
tanner: In New England aforesaid: well and truely payed the Reciept 
wherof I do hereby acknowledge and my self there with fully Satisfied 
and Contented and thereof and of Everey part thereof do acquite Exone- 
rat and discharge the: Sd : James Bird his heirs Executors and adminis- 
trators for Ever By these presents haue giuen granted Bargained Sold 
aliened Enfeofed and Confirmed And by these presents do fully and abso- 
lutly giue grant Bargaine Sell alien Enfeofee and Confirm unto the : Sd 
James Bird his heirs and asigns for Ever all that my piece or parcel! of 
fresh meadow and pastur land Joyning thereunto the same being In qvan- 
tity twenty acres: more or Less. Situate lying or being In Dorchester 
aforesaid : And is Bounded or Reputed to be Bounded as followeth : Viz : Nor- 
therly with the land of Obadiah Swift Hopestill Humphrey and the Com- 
mons Southerly with the Land of widow foster Westerly with the Land of 
John and James Bird and the Common land that is Commonly Called and 
known by the name of the litle woods : Together with all protitts prui- 

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168 Deed of Daniel Collins to James Bird. [April, 

lidges Rights Commodities and appurtenancs appertaing or Belonging 
there unto To Haue and to Hold : the said piece or parcell of Land 
Bounded as Beforesaid or otherwise with all othere the aboue granted 
premises unto the abouesaid James Bird his heirs and asigns And to the 
onely proper use Benifit and Behoofe of the: Scl : James Bird his heirs and 
asigns for ever: and I the sd Daniel Collins for me my heirs Execu- 
tors and Administrators do hereby Couenant promiss grant to and with the 
sd : James Bird his heirs and asigns that at the time of the Pmsealing 
hereof T am the true Sole and Lawfull owner of all the aboue Bargained 
premises And am Lawfully Seized of and In the same and Everey part there- 
of In my owne proper Right and that I haue In my self fall power good 
Right and lawfull authority to grant sell Conuev and asure the Same unto 
the Sd James Bird his heirs and asigns as a good perfect and absolut Estate 
of Inheretance In fee Simple without any manner of Condition Reversion 
or Limmitatiou what-so-ever So as to alter Change defeat or make uoid the 
Same and further that the Sd : James Bird his heirs and asigns shall and 
may By force and uertue of these presents from time to time and at al 
times lor Ever hereafter Lawfully qvietly peacably haue hold use occupie 
possess and Eujuy the aboue granted premises with all there appurtenancs 
and every part thereofi free and Clear and Clearly acquited and discharged 
of and from all former and othere gift grants Bargains Sale Leases mor- 
gages joynturs dowrs Jvdgment Executions Entailes forfeturs and of and 
from all othere titles troubles Charges and InCumbrances whatsoever had 
made commited done or suflered to be done by me the Sd : Daniel Col- 
lins or my asigns at any time or times Before the Ensealing hereof and 
that I the Sd Daniel Colins mv heirs Executors and administratos shall 
and will from time to time and at all times for Elver hereafter warrent and 
defend the aboue grauted premises with all there appurtenancs and Everey 
part thereoff unto the Sd : James Bird his heirs and asigns against all and 
Every person or persons what-so-ever anywayes Lawfully Claiming the 
Same or demanding any part thereof!' Ami that the Sd: Daniel Collins his 
heirs Executors and administrators upon all Reasonable demands shall and 
will perform or Cause to be performed any further act or acts thing or 
things wether by Acknowledgment of this deed or leuirv and Sesiou of 
Sd : Bargained premises or any other kind that may Be for the Confirming 
of the premises unto the: Sd: James Bird his heirs and asigns according to 
the Laws Established In this prouince. Ix Witness whereotY the Sd : 
Daniel Collins and Rebekah his wife as an acknowledgment of her Con- 
sent to this deed of sale and surrendering up her Rights and power of 
thirds: they Sd : Daniel Collins and Rebekah his wife hath hereunto set 
Both theire hands and seals this thirtieth day of November In the year of 
our Lord one. thousand Six hundred niuety and Six. 

Signed Sealed and deliuered: Daniell Collins Seal 

In presence of us viz: The mark of Rebecka X Collins Seal 

George Thomas 

John Lauson Suffolk S3. Boston. 30 th Nov r 1C90. 

Joseph Brown Daniell Collens & Rebecka Collens his 

Wife personally appearing before me the 
Subscriber one of his maj ues Justices of 
the Peace w th in S l County acknow- 
lidged this Instrument to be their Vo- 
lentary act & deed. Jer. DuLuer. 



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LETTERS OF JONATHAN BOUCHER TO GEORGE 

WASHINGTON. 

Contributed by "Worthing to.v Chauxcey Ford, Esq., of Washington, D. C. 

[Continued from page 63.] 

St. Mary's, 2 August, 1763. 
Sir, 

I do not recollect that Must*. Custis has had any Return of y e Pain in 
his stomach, which I told you I suspected to he occasioned by worms: but 
as it is but too probable that Flo may have a little of the ague & Fever in 
This or y e next month, this complaiut, it is not unlikely, may return; ami 
if it does, in anv considerable Decree. D r . Mercer shall be consulted. 

Mast r . Custis is a Boy of so exceedingly mild & meek a Temper, that I 
meant no more bv mv Fears, than a Doubt that possible He might be 
made uneasy by y e rougher manners of some of his schoolfellows. I am 
pleas'd, however, to find that He seems to be perfectly easy & happy in his 
new situation ; and as the first shock is now over. I doubt not but Me will 
continue so. You know how much the quest 11 , has been agitated between 
y e advantages of a private & a public Educa 11 . : Cc this young G — man has 
afforded me occasion to reflect upon it rather more than I had done before. 
His Educa 11 . hitherto may be call'd a private one: & to This, perhaps chief- 
ly, lie owes that peculiar Innocence oc .sanctify of manners w h . are so amia- 
ble in Him: but then, is He not. think you, more artless, more uuskill'd in 
a necessary address, than Me ought to be, ere He is turn'd out into a world 
like this? In a private Seminary, his Passions cou'd tpe seldom arouzed: 
He had few or no Competitors: and therefore cou'd not so udvantngeousl v, 
as in a more public Place, be inured to combat those little oppositions oc 
collisions of Interest, w h . resemble in miniature the contests y c happen in 
y e gr* school of y e world. And let our Circumstances in v e world be what 
They will, yet. considering the thousand unavoidable Troubles that human 
nature is Heir to. This is a Part of Educa", tho seldom attended to, w h . I 
think of more Importance than almost all y e Rest. When children are 
taught betimes to bear misfortunes &; cross accidents w tb becom 5 . Forti- 
tude, one half of y e Evils of Life. w Tb w h . others are dejected, afflict not 
Them. Educa 11 is too generally considered merely as y e acquis", of knowl- 
edge, & y e cultiva". of v e intellectual Powers. And, agreeably to this no- 
tion, w 11 . we speak of a man well-educated, we seldom mean more than that 
He has been well instructed iu those Languages w h . are v e avenues to 
knowledge. But. surely. This is but a partial & imperfect ace 1 , of it: & y e 
aim of Educa 11 . sh' 1 be not oulv to form wise but good men, not only to cul- 
tivate y e understanding, but to expand y e Heart, to meliorate y e Temper, & 
fix if gen* rous Purpose in if glowing Breast. But whether This can best 
be done in a private or public school, is a Point, on w h . so much may be 
said ou both sides, that I confess myself still undetermined. Y r sou came 
to me teeming w tl) . all y e softer virtues: but then I thought, possess'd as 
He was of all y e Harinlessness of y~ Dove, lie still wanted some of y e wis- 
dom of y e Serpent. And This, by y e (Economy of my Family, He will 
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undoubtedly sooner acquire here than at Home. But, how will you forgive 
me sh d , 1 suffer Him to lose in Gentleness, Simplicity, tip InofT'ensiveness, 
as much as He gains in Address, Prudence, & Resolu 11 ? And I must as- 
sure you f n1 . Experience, that This is a Dilemma by no means so easily 
avoided in Practice, as it may seem to be in Theory. Upon the whole, 
however, 1 can honestly give it as my Opinion (and, as it must give you 
& Mrs. Washington much Comfort & Pleasure to hear it. I hope you will 
not suspect y r . I c'd be so mean as to say so, if I did not think so,) that I 
have not seen a Youth that I think promises Fairer to be a good & a use- 
ful man than John Custis. 'lis true, He is far f m . being a brilliant Genius; 
but 'This so far from being considered as a Reflexion upon Him, ought rather 
to <*ive vou Pleasure. Parents are generally partial to gr*. Vivacity & 
Sprightlincss of Genius in tl: r . children; whereas. I think, that there can- 
not be a symptom less expressive of future Judgment & solidity; as it 
seems thoroughly* to preclude not onlv Depth of Penetration, but y* atten n . 
& applica 71 . \\ h are so essentially requisite in y e acquisi". of knowledge. It 
is, if I may use y e simile of a Poet, a busy Bee, whose whole Time passes 
away in mere Flight f m Flower to Flower, with 1 rest g upon any a suff *. 
Time to gather Honey. 

He will himself inform you of y e accident He lately met with; and as 
He seems to be very apprehensive of y f . Displeasure, c d . I suppose it ne- 
cessary, I w' 1 . urge you & his mamma to spare Rebukes, as much as he 
certainly deserves Them. Mrs. Washington may believe me that He is 
now perfectly well. He seem'd to xpeet me to employ a Doct r , but as He 
met \v th . y e accident by his own Iudiscre 11 , & as I saw there was no Dan- 
ger, I thought it not amiss not to indulge Him. The calling in a Physician 
upon any trifling Occasion, I think, is too likely to render Children need- 
lesslv timorous & cowardly. 

I did net misunderstand y e meaning of y r . Request, in y e matter wherein 
you suspect I possibly might; being persuaded that you know as well as I 
do, that such particular Attention is not only unnecessary, b::t impractica- 
ble. He Yvill probably inherit a much more considerable Fortune, than 
any other Boy here; audi thought it by no means an improper or unreason- 
able Request that a p r ticular atten". sh" be bestow'd on a youth of his Ex- 
pecta" 9 . But as any Partiality to Him on y e trifling Circumstances of his 
Diet or other accommoda"-. w' 1 . be rather disserviceable to Him than other- 
wise, I have taught Him not to expect it. The only p r ticular atten n . you 
c d . wish for, I also think Him entitled to; & that is. a more vigilant atten". 
to y e Propriety vSc Decorum of his Behav r , & y restrain 8 Him f n many 
Indulgences, w h . I sh' 1 . willingly allow p r haps to ano r . Boy, whose Prospects 
in Life do not require such exalted sentim ts . Y' ; allowing Him more fre- 
quently to sit in my Company, & being more careful out of y e Company of 
Those, who might probably debase or taint his morals. Had I my choice, 
believe me, it w' 1 . be more agreeable to me to superintend y e Educa n . of 
two or three promis* Lads, than to lead a Life of y e most voluptuous In- 
dolence: but the Truth is, oblig'd as I was to engage in it by necessity & 
not bv choice, I have often found mvself so ill-requited, & v e office itself 
considered as so low, & so often taken up by y e very lowest Fellows one 
knows of, that, after hav g laboured in it for upwards of seveu years, with' 
bav g added much either to my Fortune or Reputa n , I am almost resclv'd 
to drop it entirely. Yet whilst it continues to be agreeable to you to let 
Mast 1 ". Custis remain with me, it will be a Pleasure to me to have y e man- 
agem*. of Him: nor can I indeed come to any decisive Resolu". as to y* 



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other matter, till I know more certainly y e Fate of my Expecta' 13 . in Mary- 
land. 

Be so obliging as to find some speedy & safe conveyance for a L r . to Mr. 
Addison, w b . I take y e Liberty of recommend 7 , to y r p r ticular Care, as it 
might he of much Detriment to me, sh d . it fall into ill Hauds, as has been 
y e case once before. 

I beg Pardon for this very tedious Letter, w h . I have tax'd you w th . y e 
Perusal of, and, w tiJ mine & my sister's compt s . to Mrs. Washington, 1 am 
&c. 

Boucher to Washington. 

Caroline, 5 September, 17G8. 
Dear Sir, 

I was much concern'd for Mast r Custis's Indisposition, w h yet I foresaw. 
& sh d liave told you so, as I did Him. had 1 not been unwell at v e Time 
He left us- He is fond of Fruit, & w c is worse for Him, He is fond of 
cucumbers; & to These, I doubt not, in a g* measure, He owes his bilious 
complaints, A better air, 6c stricter attention, I trust, will soon restore 
Him to his former Health. 

I did intend to have dismiss'd mv Boys a week ago; but th r Parents & 
Friends hav. 8 neglected to send for Them, many of Them have had, & still 
have this vile Disorder. And as both my Sister & Usher are also down in 
it, I see no chance I have of quitting y e Place during y e sickly season, w h 
was my chief aim. Thank God, the Fevers are not very obstinate this 
year, 6c easily give way to Vomits and Bark. 

Unless you hear from me again, I shall be glad to see Jack here ag n 
ab r y e latter End of this month, if his Health will then permit Him: 6c I 
hardly expect He will be in a Capacity to leave Home much sooner. 
Then, I hope, lit; may come without Danger. Mr. Addison is expected 
here everv Day, who will probablv either come or return vour Wav. 

I beg my comp 15 to Mrs. Washington & her son, & am &c* 






Boucher to Washington. 

F&EDERICKSB&, 11 January, 1769. 
Dear Sir, 

I have been much concern'd that it has not been in my Power to spend 
a few Days at Mount Vernon, as I hop'd I should. A very painful Dis- 
order I labour'd under when Mast r Custis left me. confin'd me to mv Bed 
a Fortnight: and now it is too late to set out. when I expect all my little 
Flock to return immediately, as some of Them already are. You will 
please therefore to let Mast 1- Custis know, that it will be to no Purpose for 
him now to wait for me, as we proposed when we parted; 6c that I shall 
expect to see Him at St. Mary's, as soon as ever a good Day or two may 
tempt Him to set out. 

If Mr. Magowan be still with you, be so good as to enquire if He rec' 1 a 
L r f m me ab 1 a month ago: The Parish In Louisa I mentioned to Him is 
still vacant, tho' warmly soilicited for by his Fellow-Candidate Mr. Contes 
& others. 

I am &c. 

♦"December 16, 1763, Jacky Custis caine home from Mr. Boucher's."— -Entry in 
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172 Letters of Jonathan Boucher. [April, 

Washington to Boucher. 

Mount Vernon, 24 April, 1769. 

Your favor of the 17th came to ray bauds this day; the contents of 
which, or the Letter itself shall soon reach Mr. Addison's hands. In 
respect to the Dancing Gentry, I am odad to find you have such a choice of 
them, and that Newman has got the start of his rival Spooner, because I 
have heard him well spoken of as a teacher in that science. The other's 
misfortune might recommend him to the notice and charity of the well dis- 
posed, but if his accomplishments in that way are inferior to the other's, it 
ought by no means to entitle him to the preference. You will be so good, 
therefore, sir, to enter Master Custis with Mr. Newman for a year or other- 
wise as he may form his school. Mrs. Washington I can venture to 
assure von. will be very glad to see vou at Mount Vernon in the recess of 
Whitsun Hollidays, but it is a pleasure I must be deprived of, as I expect 
to be in Williamsburg before, and long after that time. 

Washington to Boucher. 

Mount Vernon, July 13 th , 17C9. 
Kev d Sir 

As we have fixed upon the 27 th Inst 1 for our departure to the Frederick 
Springs, & M rs Washington is desirous of seeing her son before she leaves 
home, I am now to request the favour of you to permit him to come up for 
that purpose so soon as this letter gets to hand (by M r Stedlar, which I am 
told will be eight days after date). 

Nothing new in this part of the country worth a recital, and therefore I 
have only to add the comp t3 of M rs Washington and my own to yourself & 
Miss Boucher, and our Loves to Jackv. 

I am, Rev' 1 Sir, y r most H LIe ServV 



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Boucher to Washington. 

Caroline, 20 July, 1769. 
Sir, 

In consequence of your L r , Mast* Custis now waits on you ; & as this is a 
pretty busy Time with us in school. I shall be glad He may set off back 
again at y e same Time you do for the springs. 

Enclosed you have his ace 1 for v e last year, which as vou were so oblicr- 
ing as to offer me when I was at Mount Vernon, I will beg y e Fav r of you 
now to send by Jack.f I hope it will not appear too high to you; it being 
just what I charged y e only Boy (Mr Turner) I ever had living w ,h me in 
y e same manner he does. For my own Part, I must own to you, I charge 
his Horses merely bv Guess, ha'v 8 never verv nearly attended to v e Ex- 

mf mi m* mi v 

pence of maintain 8 a Horse: Those I have mentioned y e matter to here, 
think it too low : you. probably may have had occasion to consider y e mat- 
ter, therefore I beg leave to refer it entirely to v r self. I have yet to men- 
tion to you on this subj c that, perswaded by my own Experience. I have 
lately come to a Kesolu" of tak g no more Boy3 for less than £2~) p T ann: 
There are now four upou these Terms, & more expected soon. Unless 

* A copy of this letter was courteously sent to me by Mr. R. F. Sketchley, in charge 
of the Former Collection, South Kensington Museum*. 

t July 20, 1760. Paid Kev. Mr. Boucher, for schooling and Board of J. P. Custis, 
servS horses &c. a , £12, 1, 11.— Ledger entry. 












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therefore you object to it in Time, you must expect next year to find your 
son charged so too. 

I have a Pleasure in informing you that I please myself w th think 5 we 
now do much better than formerly: You will rem 1 " my hav g complain'd of 
Jack's Laziness, which, however, I now hope is not incurable. For I find 
He will bear driving, which heretofore I usYl to fear lie would not. He 
has met w ta more Rig* since I saw you, than in all v e Time before. & he is 
the better for it. This I mean only as to his Books; in other matters, He 
is faultless. His new Boy too is infinitely fitter for Him than Julius ; & if 
He be not spoil'd here, which, in Truth, there is some Danger of, you & 
He <fc I too will all have cause to be pleas'd at his having made y e Ex- 
change. 

Miss Boucher was very intent on goino; to the springs, but being now 
convinced that she cannot, consistent with associa 11 Principles, she is con- 
tented to drop it. She be^s her respectful comp^ to Mrs. Washington & 
Miss Custis may be join'd to mine, heartily wishing them as well an agree- 
able Jaunt, as that They may reap all the Benefit they xpect from the wa- 
ters. I am &c. 

I had forgot that the Dancing school is to he at this House next Friday. 
He has already miss'd two, & sh'd not therefore, I think, neglect attending 
this* 

Washington to Boucher. 

4 December. 1769. 

" Jacky will inform you of the Reasons why he brings not the Books you 
wrote to me for, and to him I refer. Perhaps all. or most of them, were 
included in the catalogue I sent to England for him, and if so, I expect 
they will be in, in less than three months. 

" The Printer has promised to have a Musick Book rul'd for Miss Bou- 
cher if I come up. if so it shall be brought. Jack's stay has been longer 
here than we intended, but we hope he will endeavour to make atonement 
by extraordinary diligence." 

Doctor Cooper to Doctor Boucher. 

King's College, New York, 22 March, 1770. 
My dear Sir, 

I hold myself much obliged to you for good will, as well as good 
offices, towards this college, as instanced in your Conduct respecting Mr. 
Custis; audi am under still weightier obligation, when I consider your 
very friendly suspension of Belief, with Regard to some Reports, which you 
tell me have been circulated in your Parts to our prejudice. I am con- 
scious that we have Enemies in abundance — that every Dissenter of high 
principles, upon the Continent, is our Enemy — that many of their mission- 
aries, from the northern into the southern provinces, make it their Busi- 
ness, nav. have it in Charge from their masters, to decrv this Institution bv 
all possible means; because they are convinced, from its very Constitution — 
being in the Hands only of Churchmen; — which is verv far indeed from be- 
ing the Case of any other college to y e north waid of Virginia, — and I know 
of none to the southward of it — the? are convinced that it must eventually 
prove one of the finest supports to y e Church of England in America. 

* "Washington vent to the Spring: July 31 and returned in September. 












174 Letters of Jonathan Boucher. [April, 

Hence there arose an opposition coeval with y e College itself — or rather, 
with the very first Mention of an Institution so circumstanced; which hath 
been continued, without Interruption, to this very Day, with much Resent- 
ment, Inveteracy, and Malice. The College of New Jersey — and those of 
New England — were already in their own sole Directions, and yet they 
could not be satisfied that y e poor Church should have any Influence in one: 
not that Dissenters of any Denomination are excluded from either Learn- 
ing or Teaching ; nay, we have educated many, and have several at this 
very Time, who do Honor both to us and to themselves. 

However, oweing to the very Opposition, or to our own Care & Circum- 
spection, — which may, perhaps, have arisen from the former,— our Num- 
bers yearly increase, and our present apartments overflow. It would ill 
become any one. to boast of the advantages enjoy'd by a Seminary over 
which he himself presides : but I will venture to affirm, that, with Respect 
to Discipline (which, it seems, is one heavy accusation exhibited against us) 
we are far from being outdone bv any College on the American Continent : 
and I hnoiv of none in Europe, to which, in this article, we are really infe- 
rior. Add to this, that the Expence — however such Things may be tnaor- 
nified by our adversaries, is not half so much as at any of the latter; and, 
I beiieve very little, if at all, more, than at most of the former. Our 
Tuition is only five pounds — one Dol r passing for 8 shillings — New York 
currency: Room rent four ; and Board, including Breakfast, Dinner and 
Supper, at y e Rate of eleven shillings a week, for y e Time each student is 
actually in College. These (saving Firewood. Candles & Washing, which 
must be had everywhere.) are the principle Expences. indeed almost the 
onlv ones, of the truly collegiate kind. Others, indeed, may run higher — 
as in Dress, and sometimes in Company, than they do at Colleges in the 
Country ; tho' even these will not be materially different to a student of 
real Gentility: For such a one will chuse to appear handsomely-habited 
in all situations ; and when he does go into Company, he will chuse the best 
for his associates. 

With Regard to our plan of Education, it is copied, in the most material 
Parts, from Queen's College in Oxford; with the whfole] system of which, 
(having been for manv years both Learner and Teacher in that seminary, 
with the character of which you are by no means unacquainted.) I looked 
upon myself a^ perfectly familiar. 

The young Gentleman's Guardian tnav relv on everything in my Power 
for his Ward's Emolument: but as to my turning Private Tutor n^ it were 
— it seems to me so inconsistent with my otlice (whatever others in my sit- 
uation may think of it) that I must beg to be excused. But I repeat — That 
I will shew Mr. Cu.-tis every mark of care & attention, and see that his other 
Teachers shall do the same. 

I have only to add. that I wish he may be here in June, — as we do not 
admit pupils when absent. — that I beg my best Respects to Col . Washing- 
ton, whom I shall be exceedingly happy to wait upon in New York (your- 
self, I hope, in Company) — and that I am, D r S r Y r Aff' ; Friend 

and very obed 1 servant, &c. 
M. Cooper. 

I hope you will have patience with me — at present I suffer much by a 
severe fit of the gravel. 



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Boucher to Washington. 

Caroline, 2 April, 1770. 
Dear Sir. 

I felt so strongly the Truth of your Remarks, that I took shame to my- 
self for having reduc'd you to so distressing a Dilemma. Believe it, how- 
ever, sir. that it was Necessity, & not Inclination, that urged me to the 
step, which yet I sh'd hardly have taken, at last, couVl 1 have supposed the 
circumstances of Mast r Custis's Est u to have been as you represent Them. 

I have now the Pleasure to inform you, that I trust my present Difficul- 
ty will be surmounted, with* laying my Friends under a contribution. I 
am almost sure it will, if Mr. Claiborne will only be punctual in paying 
his £50, which I was Security for. A Debt, of long standing, & which I 
had almost despair'd of, fortunately for me. has just been paid : & This, with 
some collections I have made from the Est a of a deceased Friend, ou 
w b I administered, have enabled me to make up my Sum of £'230. this 
last, indeed, was an Expedient I very unwillingly had Recourse to; but I 
now learn by Experience, that real Distress is very effectual in teaching 
a man to get the Better of cert" delicate Qualms of conscience — & let 
This teach me to view, w th candor, the Peccadillos of others in similar cir- 
cumstances. I purpose replacing This with what I am to receive of vou on 
Mast r Custis's acc f . oc. therefore, if not highly inconvenient to you, wou'd 
this year prefer a Bill to Cash, and shouM I again be obliged to call on 
you before it is due, as I hope I shall not, I flatter myself with being again 
excused. 

Might not your proposed Improvement of y e Naviga 11 of the Potomac to 
the W:ward be accomplished on some such Plan as This ? — I mean by ob- 
tain 5 an Act of Assembly, einoowerim' cert" Commissioners therein named, 
to borrow the Sum supposed to be wanted at a high Interest (suppose 10 
p r cent) & this Interest to be rais'd f m a Tax proportioned thereto, on all 
y e vessels raak b ' Use of s' 1 Naviga"? Or, if y e Naviga" w' 1 bear it, w h tho* 
p r haps it might not at first, yet, undoubtedly it soon would, might not this 
Tax be rated so, as to produce a considerable Surplus, enough not only to sink 
the original Loan, but to raise a Fund for still farther Imnrovem 13 . Are 
not some of the canals in Engl d , & v e Turnpikes on this System? &, if I 
mistake not, the very grand canal now carrying on in Scotland is so too. — 
You doubtless have heard long ago w* was done ou this matter by the 
Maryland Assembly; but. as 1 fear, f m y r ace* of Things, our Assembly 
w (1 not easily be persuaded to advance any cash towards the scheme, tho' I 
can have no immediate Interest in it, I s' 1 be grieved so beneficial a Pro- 
ject shou'd be dropp'd. 

I guess my Friend Mr Atldison met with some Difficulties in y e Bar- 
gain he pro[mised] to make for me, as I have never heard from Him, nor 
about the Boy. 

Custis who, as well as myself, is hut just return'd from a Trip I took 
Him into Richmond County, is gone to write to his Mamma, to whom. 6c 
to Miss Custis, with many thanks for the r obliging Helps to my Garden, I 
beg my affectionate compliments. I am Sec. 

Boucher to Washington. 

Caroline, 9 May, 1770. 
Sir, 

There are some particular Circumstances in my affairs, at this .Juncture, 
which make me desirous to know your & Mrs. Washington's final Resolu- 



1TG Capowach. [April, 

tion respecting Mr. Custis's visit to Europe. Should you think it advisa- 
ble for Him to go. & I be thought a proper person to accompany Him, I 
still am willing: to do it, & on Terms which, 1 can hardly think, you will 
judge unreasonable. — I do not mean to take upon me to advise you in the 
matter; yet, I cannot help giving it you as my opinion, that, from what I know 
of Him, Travelling will be of peculiar Service to Him. And, as he is now 
advancing fast to that period of Life, much the most hazardous, this Ex- 
pedient, if ever adopted at all, should be resolved on early, and put in 
Execution, at least, in two years from this Time. The Expecta" of it will 
eiiiiacre his Attention, & divert Ilim from what I think a verv wrong 
System, tho' a very common one, with the Youth of Virginia; it is to be 
hoped too, that it will stimulate Him to pursue his Studies with greater 
Earnestness, when he recollects how often fie must be put to the Blush, 
if he appears illiterate amongst Men of Letters, into whose Company, in 
Travelling, He will often fall. 

Surely, it will not be thought that I can possibly have any interested 
views in this matter. It is true, indeed, I wish to revisit my native Coun- 
try; and I have too a strong inclina" to see the diff c parts of the world. 
In point of Prudence, however, I believe it were better for me to remain 
conteuted as I am; I consider it in this Light, that 1 am unconnected in 
the world, with no verv violent Passion, but that of increasing mv slender 
stock of knowledge, which I persuade myself I shall most effectually 
accomplish by a Tour thro' those Countries where Arts & Sciences have 
been most successfully cultivated. These, believe me. are all the interested 
motives I feel the Influence of; & if I have either heretofore or now, re- 
commended it to Mr. Custis to travel, it was from a full conviction how 
necessary & how useful it w' 1 be to Him. I have manv Reasons for 
this opinion, some of which, I believe, are not unknown to you. 

Happening, at present, to be a <7ood deal hurried, I have only Time to 
add. that I wou'd bv no means have mentioned this matter to you now, had 
not my own affairs required it; & that I can never consent to his leaving 
Vir(£ a , unless He is first innoculated. which therefore should be resolved on 
as soon as ever you can be advis'd of a good opportunity. 

I beg my respectful Comp ts to Mrs. Washington & Miss Custis, & am, 
verv truly &c. 

P.S. I have shown Jack what I have wrote, and desir'd Him to think 
of the Project calmlv & coollv. Sc then sit down, & write you ftdly his 
own sentiments on the Subject.* 

[To be continued.] 



CAPOWACK. 

IS IT THE CORRECT INDIAN NAME OF MARTHA'S VINE- 
YARD? 

By Sur-eon Charles E. Banks. U.S.M.H.S. 

Ix an article printed in the RegisTEK (vol. 48, p. 201), I pre- 
sented the question as to the "proper nomenclature of* the Vine- 
yard," and cited a long; list of authorities, printed and in manuscript, 

* Washington's answer to this letter i> printed in my Writings of Washington, If., 
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in which the name of " Martin's " Vineyard was used during the sev- 
enteenth century almost to tiie exclusion of 'Martha's' Vineyard, 
or, as stated by Thomas Mayhew, Jr., in a letter dated October 22, 
1652, ''this Island commonly called Martin's Vineyard." Since 
the publication of that article I have had opportunity to examine 
personally the first volume of Deeds covering the period 1642-1 69 2, 
in the Dukes Countv Registry, and have carefully gone through it 
page by page to note the use of the words ' Martin's " and " Mar- 
tha's." The result disclosed the use of both names in about equal 
frequency, and I noted that the first clerk who wrote the title to the 
volume, recognizing the peculiar situation, has engrossed, on page 
237, the following: " Record of the Landes uppon Martins or Mar- 
thas Vinevard & Dependances,'' showing that when this book was 
opened for entry (probably about 1670), the question of the proper 
nomenclature o^ the Vinevard had not then been settled. 

The object of this paper, however, is to examine the standing of 
the Indian word '' Capowaek v as the aboriginal title of the Vine- 
yard. It is not my purpose to discuss the etymology of the word, 
from an Algonquin standpoint, for I have no knowledge of that 
tongue. 

I asked William Wallace Tooker, Esq., of Sag Harbor, Long 
Island, who is a recognized authority on this language, having made 
a special study of this subject in its relation to the aboriginal place- 
names of Southern Xew England, to define the word for me, and he 
kindlv undertook the examination of its dialectic origin. In his 
opinion, as stated to me in a letter, dated November 7, 1897, its 
definition is fr the shut-in place," and in a subsequent letter he states 
that the late Hon. J. Hammond Trumbull, LL.l)., translated it the 
same. This is a perfect description of the almost land-locked body 
of water known to-day as Capoag Bay (or in the corrupted form 
Capoge), and hence cannot be a word describing an island. 

It is true that the early writers who published descriptions of Xew 
England from the time of the first explorations, Smith, Winslow, 
Wood, Gorges and others, call it the Isle of Capowaek (in varia- 
tions of spelling), and I am familiar with the authorities of that 
period so far as to admit that this name was generally used to des- 
ignate the Vineyard. This name had the advantage of undisputed 
usage (up to the time which I shall cite hereafter), and therefore is 
entitled to all the privilege which exclusive occupancy of the field 
may bestow. 

An examination of the Coast Survey charts and current maps of 
Martha's Vineyard will show off its Eastern shore and closely con- 
tiguous, a curiously shaped island, with a long sickle shaped neck 
of land extending therefrom, now called the Island of Chappaquid- 
dick, while the extreme North end of this pointed neck is known as 
Cape Poge. The evolution of the name Cape Poge is easy of 
demonstration. The name was originallv, as I believe, Capoag or 






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Capoak, and by giving each vowel its syllabic value in pronuncia- 
tion, we have Ca-po-ag, or Ca-po-ak, which was, probably, an In- 
dian name of a definite localitv ; and the early: voyagers hearing; this 
pronounced, and noting the phonetic resemblance of the first syl- 
lable to our geographical word rt Gape," immediately applied it to 
that portion of the island answering the physical features of a cape, 
and the map makers accordingly registered their decrees. In the 
DeLaets map of 1630, showing the Vineyard, we see the legend 
"C. Ack," or Cape Ack, and in the Novi Bclgii map of 1671, it. is 
repeated with a slight change, "C. W ack als Ack," that is Cape 
Wack or Ack, appearing in both instances at the eastern side of 
the island, where Cape Poge is known at the present day. In the 
DesBarres chart of 1781 it is Capoag (one word), and by pro- 
nouncing it in two syllables we have Ca-pog, which is the general 
local pronunciation to-day. It is, however, spelled Cape Poge or 
Pogue. 

It is my belief that the name Capowack is the Indian title of this 
point of land, with its enclosed and almost land-locked harbor, 
which afforded a safe shelter for the trail canoes of the natives in 
battle or storm. In evidence of the general proposition that Capo- 
wack is not the correct Indian name of Martha's Vineyard I submit 
the folio win g facts : — 

I. Neither the town records of Edgartown, from 1642 to 1670, 
which are, in fact, the earliest muniments of title on the Vineyard; 
the Court Kecords of the County of Dukes County, from the earli- 
est entry in 1673 to 1700, nor the town records of Tisbury, from 
1671 to 1700, all of which 1 have examined personally, and from 
which 1 have full abstracts for the periods cited, disclose the use of 
the name Capowack as a place name for the island as a whole. This 
is, of course, negative testimony, but it may pass as such for cumu- 
lative or circumstantial evidence. 

II. In the Court Kecords of the County of Dukes Count v, un- 
der date of October 13, 1675, an order relative to trading with the 
Indians is entered, and as a part of the plan for prohibiting non- 
residents from bartering surreptitiously with them, it was provided 
" That no man presume to land any goods anywhere at Marthas 
Vineyard, Capepowak, Romans Land or Elizabeth Isles, unless at 
the places appointed." This topographical list includes the whole 
of the County as then and now constituted, and serves to show that 
'' Capepowak" was by the inhabitants considered as distinct and sep- 
arate a place from Martha's Vineyard as 2s Oman's Land or the Eliz- 
abeth Isles. 

III. When the Xew England Charter of 1692 was issued it dis- 
closed the fact that unbeknown to the people of the Vineyard, and 
to the government of Xew York, under which it had been since 
1671, the Island was placed under the government of the Massa- 
chusetts Bay. In the acts of the General Court of that year, pro- 



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viding for the control of. and the civil authority on, the Vineyard it 
was called " Martha's Vineyard alias Capowack." This official des- 
ignation aroused the inhabitants to protest against the further use of 
this title for the Island, and in obedience to this sentiment, and act- 
ing on his instructions as Representative of the towns of Edgartown 
and Chilmark to the General Court, at the next session after the 
passage of these acts, Mr. Benjamin Smith addressed the Governor 
and Representatives in this language : — 

"I am to shew that it seemeth grevious to us that wee seem to be named 
in divers aets of the assembly here by a name in no waies acknowledged 
by us 

I am to shew to your honours that if an act be made that whereas in the 
divers acts mentioning Martha's Vineyard Abas Capowick, If it he in- 
serted Martha's Vineyard and Capowick, it will be more satisfactory to 
our people/' — (Mass. Arch. cxii. 453.) 

This evidence seems to me to establish conclusively that however 
much others, through ignorance or inadvertance, had given credence 
to the original usq of tlie title Capowack as representing the Vine- 
yard in its entirety, yet tl e inhabitants, who were peculiarly familiar 
with the Indian language and had been brought into long and inti- 
mate relations with the natives through their missions, disavowed 
the name as applicable to the whole Island. 

That Martha's Vineyard had an Indian name is certain, and as my 
desire is not wholly iconoclastic, it is my purpose to restore, if pos- 
sible, to its proper place in history the correct name of the island, 
as given to it by the Indians. My authority is Thomas May hew, Jr., 
the first : * apostle' 1 to the Indians there, 1643—1657, an educated 
gentleman, learned in their language and who taught them the 
Christian religion in their own tonsrue. In his letter of October 22. 
1652, published in 'Tears of Repentance," etc. (London, 1*353 ) , 
reciting the conversion of the Indians, he says : — "I drew forth the 
same morning in the Indian Language, which I have here sent in 
England,"' the Covenant of the Indians, which begins, "We the dis- 
tressed Indians of the Vineyard (or Xope, the Indian name of the 
Island)." 

The use of this curious word, pronounced in two syllables, Xo-pe, 
is of rare occurrence in the early records, and I have seen but four 
instances thus far in my readings and searches. The first is the one 
just cited : the second is by Daniel Gookin in his " Description of 
the New England Indians," written in 1*37-1 (1 Mass. Hist. Soc. 
Coll., I., 141). The next is quoted by Freeman ( History of Cape 
Cod, IE, 274), from a deed dated September 7, 1680, when John 
Yanno, "Indian of Gay Head at Nope Island," sells certain prop- 
erty in Barnstable. The last is a reference made bv Josiah Cotton, 
at the end of his Indian Vocabulary, compiled about the year 1737 
(3 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., IE, 147-257). who says in a dialogue 
between himself and a Plymouth Indian, that the Indians of the 



180 Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn. [April. 

main land find it difficult to understand him because he learned from 
his father (Rev. John Cotton), who had acquired his knowledge f ' at 
Nope," his father having been a missionary to the Indians at the 
Vineyard 1665—8. 

I should be glad to be advised of anv further references which 
readers of the Register may observe. 



A COPY OF THE RECORDS OF THE REV. THOMAS 
WHITE, THE FIRST PASTOR OF THE CHURCH 

IX BOLTON, CONN. 

Communicated by Miss Mart K. Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 

The settlement of Rolton was commenced about the year 17 16, 
and the first inhabitants were largely from the towns of Hartford, 
Windsor and Wethersfield. In 1720 it was incorporated as a 
town, and in 1725 the people obtained liberty of the General Assem- 
bly to form a church. The first minister was. the Rev. Thomas 
White, who was born in Hatfield, Mass., July 10, 1701, son of 
Capt. Daniel and Sarah (Bissell) White of Hatfield, afterwards of 
Windsor. He was graduated from Yale College in 1720. He 
then taught in the grammar school at Northampton, and probably 
at the same time pursued his theological studies with the Rev. 
Solomon Stoddard. The next year, he supplied the pulpit of the 
First Church in Worcester, Mass. In 1725, he accepted a call to 
the newly formed church in Bolton, and was ordained there October 
2G, 1725, and continued his work until his death, February 22, 
1763. He married, June 17, 1725, Martha, daughter of Jonathan 
Hunt, of Northampton, who survived him, and married, August 
15, 1764, Col. Thomas Welles of Glastonbury, Conn. 

David, Son of Francis and Hannah Smith. 
Benjamin, Son of Benjamin & Elthea Talcott. 
Joanna, Daughter of Samuel Brown. 

Ahall, Son of Thankful!, a Daughter of Aball Shaler. 

Beriah, Son of Xath 1 Loomi3. 

Martha, Daught r of Thomas & Martha "White. 

Ebenezer, Son of Ebenezer & Rebecca Dane. 

Mary, Daugh tr f Tho 3 Loomis. 

Ebenezer, Son of Nath 1 AUis. 

Moses, Son of Moses Hutchinson. 

Bathsheba, Daugh & of Hez. King. 

Edward, Son of Mat w De Wolf. 

Isaac Brunson — Adult. 

Stephen Johns Adult. 



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Eunice, Bangbt 11 of John Marshal. 

Obadiah Newcomb — Adult. 

Eleazar, Son of Abigail. Daugh tr of Obadiah Newconib. 

Sarah & Abigail, Daugh^ 8 of Moses Buel. 

Benjamin, Son of Tho s Loomis. 

Joshua, Son of Dan 1 Darte. 

Hannah, Daught r of Cornelius Birge. 

Lois. Daught 1 of Natlr Gilbert. 

Samuel, Son of Deac 11 Brown. 

Jonathan. Son of John n Clark. 

Martha, Dau<iht r of Francis Smith. 

William, Son of Hez. King. 

Joel, Son of Jedediah Carpenter. 

Joel, Son of Joel White. 

Elizabeth, Dauglr 1 of Isaac Boardman. 

Charles, Son of Charles Loomis. 

Benjamin. Son of Ben m Carpenter. 

Samuel Bump — Adult. 

Matthew & Samuel, Sous of Samuel Bump. 

Samuel, Son of Samuel Rust. 

Joseph, Son of Ben mn Talcott. 

Samuel, Son of Nathan 1 De Wolf. 

John Rose & Iehabod Rose — Adults. 

Elijah, Son of Moses Hutchinson. 

John Crane — Adult. 

Charles, Son of Jonathan Strong. 

Elisha, Son of Cap tu Bissel!. 

Deliverance Crane — Adult. 

John. Son of John Marshal. 

Susanna, Daugh tr of John Bishop. 

Sarah, Daught r of Lieut. John Talcott. 

Timothy, Son of Nathan 1 Allis. 

Rebecca, Daug Llr of Ebenez r & Ruth Darte. 

Matthew, Son of Matt' r & Rachel Loomis. 

Charles, Son of Charles & Sarah Loomis. 

Thomas, Son of David & Martha Tavlor. 

Timothy, Son of Abel Shailler. 

Elizabeth, Daught r of \V m Clark. 

Henry, Sou of James Smith. 

Sarah, Daught r of Tho s Cc Martha White. 

Gideon, Sou of Jonathan King. 

Daniel, Son of Obadia Oc Abigail Newcornb. 



George, Son of Daniel & Sarah Griswold. 
Hannah, Daugh tr of Joseph Loomis. 
Ruth, Daugh :r of Jedediah Carpenter. 
Mary, Daugh cr of Benj mu & Mary Johns. 
Job, Sou of Johnathan Strong. 



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182 Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn. [April, 

Feb. 8 Abigail, Dau<rn tr of Cornelius Birge. 

April 12 William, Son of Daniel Dart. 

" 26 Noah, Son of Francis Smith. 

June 28 William, Son o: William Clark. 

July 5 Peter, Son of Matt"" De Wolf. 

" ik Hannah. Daughter of Dea 11 Browu. 

" 19 Dan, Son of Benj mn Carpenter. 

" 16 Caleb, Son of Beniarnin Talcott. 

" " Richard, Son of Richard Skinner. 

Sept. 6 Mabel, Daugh te of Closes Buel. 

** 13 John, Son of' Hez. King. 

" 27 Samuel, Son of Jobn Bishop. 

Oct. 18 Elijah, Sou of Charles Loomis. 

Nov. 8 Elizabeth, Daugh tr of Thomas Loomis. 

1731 

Jan. ll t!l Eunice, Dangh tr of Lieut. Joseph Talcott. 

Feb. 14 th Lydia, Daughter of Thomas Webster. 

" 18 th Ann, Daugh tr of W m Howard. 

" 21 ?t Abigail, Daugh tf of Moses Goodrich. 

Mar. 7 Ruth. Daugh tr of Ebenezer Dart. 

May 16 Ozias, Son of Capt n Jn° Bissell. 

June C David. Son of David & Martha Taylor. 

Sept. 26 Thomas, Son of Nathaniel Gilbert. 

Oct. 10 Ann, Daugh tr of M r David Hubbard of Glastenbury. 

** 31 Salmon, Son of Dan 1 & Elizabeth White. 

'* " Benjamin, Son of Benj nm & Mary Johns. 

Dec. 25 Rachel, Daughter of Matthew Loomis. 

1732 

Jan. 16 Ann, Daugli tr of Joel White & Ruth his Wife. 

Feb y 20 Ebenezer, Son of Francis & Hannah Smith. 

'* '• Esther, Daughter of Cornelius & Sarah Birge. 

April 2 Nathan, Son of Jedediah Carpenter. 

" 30 Seth, Son of Daniel & Sarah Griswold. 

May 14 Elijah, Son of Benj mn Carpenter. 

" 21 Ebenezer, Son of Obadiah Newcomb. 

June 18 Sarah. Daugh tr of Samuel Rust. 

July 30 Stephen, Son of Joseph Long. 

Aug. 6 Silas, Sou of Charles & Sarah Loomis. 

20 Thankfull, Daugh ,r of John Bishop. 

Sept. 10 Mary, Daugh tr of Hez^ King. 

' k " Ro<rer, Son of Roger Loomis. 

Oct. 22 Ebenezer, Son of Ensign Buel. 

Nov. 12 Mary, Daugh* of Gideon Post. 

1733 

Jan. 14 Jonathan. Son of Daniel Dart. 

" 14 Hannah, Daughter of Gideon Post. 

Feb. 18 Jonathan, Son of Thomas Webster of Hebron, 

April 1 st Jonathan, Son of Jacob Myggot of Hartford. 

15 th John. Son of Lieut. Jobn Talcott. 

Elizabeth, Daughter of Moses Goodrich. 



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May 13 Caleb, Son of Benj mn & Esther Taleott. 

20 David, Son of David & Thankfull Strong. 

" " Elisba, Son of Elislia & Ann White. 

June 10 Peter, Son of Titus & Daraaris Olcott. - 

June 17 Hannah, Daughter of Ebenezer Dart. 

" " Ann, Daughter of Moses Thrall. 

" 24 Jerusha, Daughter of Richard Skinner. 

Aug. 5 Ebenezer, Son of Nathaniel Gilbert of Coventry. 

" 26 Joseph, Son of Joseph & Martha Olmstead. 

Sept. 16 Nathaniel, Son of Elijah & Mary Hammond. 

Oct. 28 Bulklev, ':'on of Timothy Olcott Jun 1 ' & Eunice his wife. 

Nov. 29 Dorcas, Daughter of Ephraim & Jane Tucker. 



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Jan y 7 Honour, Daugh tr of Cap tn David Hubbard of Glastonbury. 

Feb. 24 Eunice, Daush"* of John Kingsbury of Coventry. 

April 20 Elihu, Son of Daniel & Elizabeth White. 

May 5 Lydia, Daughter of Gideon Post. 

" 26 Ann, Daughter of Jabez Loomis. 

June 9 Ezra, Son of Thomas & .Mary Loomis. 

July 7 Oliver, son of James Smith of Coventry. 

" 28 Samuel, Sou of Jedediah Carpenter. 

Aug. 18 Jonathan, son of Cornelius & Sarah Burjje. 

*' " Isaac. Son of Isaac & Abigail Bruuson. 

Mabel, Daughter of Benjamin Carpenter. 
Joanna, Daughter of David & Martlia Taylor. 

2b John, Son of W m Clark of Glastonbury. 

Sept r 29 Hannah Washburn, Adult. 

" " Timothy &. Thomas, Sons, and 

Hannah & Martha, Daughters of Timothy & Hannah Wash- 
burn. 

Oct. 20 Jonathan, Son of Ensign Moses Buel & Mabel his wife. 

" " Stephen, Son of Benj'" 11 & Mary Johns. 

Nov. 17 Elijah, Son of Thomas Webster of Hebron. 

" " Solomon, Son of Roger Loomis. 

" " Betty, Daughter of Timothy Washburn of Coventry. 

Dec. 15 Jemima, Daughter of Obadia & Abigail Newcomb of Coventry. 

" 29 Levi, son of David and Thankful Strong. 

1735 

Feb. 2' 1 Joel, Son of Charles & Sarah Loomis. 

23 rd Alice, Daughter of Hez kh Kin". 

March 15 Phebe, Daughter of Joseph Grover of Coventry. 

April 6 Jemima, Daughter of Ephraim Shalier. 

" 20 Ann, Daugh tt of Lieut. John Taleott & Abigail his wife. 

May 12 Haunah, Daugh tr of Joseph & Martlia Olmstead. 

June 22 John. Son of Jacob Shewin of Hebron. 

" 29 Joseph Crane, Adult. 

June 29 Hannah, Daughter of William Spencer. 

Aug. 17 Moses, Son of Moses Thrall. 

24 Reuben, Sun of Joel & Ruth White. 

Sept r 21 rt Ann, Duugh :r of EHsha & Ann White. 

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184 Records of the Church in Bolton ^ Conn. [April, 

Oct. 5 Timothy, Son of Timothy & Eunice Olcott. 

" 19 Joseph, Sou of Ephraim & Jaue Tucker. 

" ** Gideon, Son of Gideon Post. 

" " Rachel, Daughter of Joshua & Rachel Talcott. 

Nov. 23 Simon, Son of Simon & Mary Athertou. 

Nov. 30 Edward, Son of Matthew & Patience De Wolf. 

Dec. 7 Lucv, Daughter of Daniel & Jemima Dart. 

1736 
Feb. 8 th Joseph, Son of Benjamin Carpenter. 

" " Elias, Son of Richard & Mary Skinner. « 

*' " Christiana, Daugh lr of Matt w & Rachel Loomis. 

" 22 Dorcas, Daughter of Jedediah Carpenter. 

Mar. 21 Simeon, Son of Thomas & Mary Webster. 

April 11 Samuel, Sou of Samuel Porter of Coventry. 

,4 " Hannah, Daugh tr of Elijah & Mary Hammond. 

May 9 Sarah, Daughter of Joseph & Sarah Fitch. 

41 30 Elisha, Sou of Nathaiiael Gilbert. 

July 18 Sarah, Daugh tr of Samuel & P>sther Carver. 

25 Esther, Daugh tr of Benj mn & Esther Talcott. 

Aug* 1 st Hannah. Daugh tr of John Bishop. 

" 29 Ephraim, Son of Ephraim & Eunice Shalyer. 

" " Jonathan, Son of Jonathan Skinner. 

Sept r 5 th Elizabeth, Daughter of Daniel & Elisabeth White. 

Oct r 17 th Sarah, Daughter of Charles & Sarah Loomis. 

Nov r 7 th Samuel, Son of Joel & Ruth White. J 

Dec. 26 th John, Son of John & Mary Crane. 

1737 

Jan y 2' 1 Rachel, Daugh tr of Samuel & Hannah Spencer. 

•' 23 d Nathan. Son of David & Thankful! Strong. 

Feb. 13 Pother, Daughter of Benjamin Carpenter. 

March 20 Daniel, Son of Benjamin & Mary Johns. 

" *' Elisha, Son of James & Sarah Smith of Coventry. 

27 Mary Post— Adult. 

" " Sarah, Daugh 11 of Moses & Elizabeth Thrall. 

April 17 Elijah, son of Ephraim & Jane Tucker. 

'* " Abner, Sou of Ro^er & Elizabeth Loomis. 

" " Prudence, Daugh tr of Joshua & Rachel Tallcot. 

May 3 Jazaniah. Son of Gideon & Mary Post. 

" " Euuice, Daufjh tr of Daniel Badger of Coventry. 

May 29 Ruth, Daugh tr of Capt n Nath 11 Kingsbury & Hannah his wife. 

July 17 Zebulun, Son of Samuel & Sarah Rust. 

Au<*. 7 John, Son of Hez h & Marv Hutchinson of Hebron. 

" El Abigail, Dau2"h tr of Jeriiah <k Abigail Loomis. 

" 21 Eunice, Dangh tr of Timothy & Eunice Olcott. 

Sept r 1 1 Prudence, Daugh tr of Matthew & Patience De Wolf. 

*' ** Rachel, Daugh tr of Thomas & Mary Webster. 

k4 18 th Pllhabeth & Mary, Daughters of John & Mary Mead. 

Oct. 2 Lydia, Daugh tr of Obadiah & Abigail Newcomb. 

" " Hosea, Sou of Isaac & Abigail Brunson. 

" 16 Lydia, Daugh r of John & Deborah Kingsbury, 

M 30 Chloe, Daughter of Samuel £ Surah Porter. 

Dec. 4 Jonathan, Son of Moses Goodrich. 



1898.] Positive Pedigrees and Authorized Arms. 185 



Reuben, Son of Daniel Sc Sarah Griswold. 
Rebekah, Daughter of Benjamin Carpenter. 
Chloe, Daughter of Elisha & Ann White. 
Ruth, Daughter of Joel & Ruth White. 
Esther, Daughter of Samuel & Esther Carver. 
Elijah, Son of Tfueman Powell of Coventry. 
Ezekiel, Son of Jedediah Carpenter. 
Lucy, Daughter of Benj nm & Deborah Talcott. 
Abigail, Daughter of John Willson. 
Nathaniel, Son of Daniel & Jemima Dart. 
Sarah, Daughter of Samuel & Marv Dart. 
Ann, Daughter of John & Susanna Bishop. 
Peter, Son of Simeon & Marv Atherton. 
Eunice, Daughter of John Chapman. 
Judnh, Son of David & Thankfull Strong. 
Hannah, Daughter of Samuel Spencer, Jun r . 
Martha, Daughter of David & Martha Taylor. 
Nathaniel, Sou of Ephraim & Eunice Shalyer. 

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ADDITIONS TO POSITIVE PEDIGREES AND AUTHOR- 
IZED AMIS OF NEW ENGLAND, 



PRINTED IN REGISTER FOR JULY, 1891. 

By William S. Appleton, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 
[Continued from Vol. 45, page 187.] 

30. Bollf.3, Joseph, of Wells, Mass., now Maine. 

From Osjafcrton, Nottinghamshire: in Visitation of Nottinghamshire. 
Arras — Azure, three boar's heads Argent on dishes Or. 
Evidence: Will of John Bolles of Clerkenwell, Middlesex, 166j, 
"ruy brother Joseph Bolles living in New England." 

31. Cooke, George, of Cambridge. Mass. 

From Pebmarsh, Essex; in Visitation of Essex. 

Arms — Sable, three bendlets Argent. 

Evidence: Will of Thomas Cooke of Pebmarsh, 1G70, "my said 

brother Joseph * * * his son Thomas * * * his brother and sister 

in New England." 

32. Pole or Poole, William, of Taunton and Dorchester, Mass. 

From Shute, Devonshire; in Visitation of Devonshire. 

Arms — Azure, semee of fleurs-de-lis, and a lion rampart Argent. 

Evidence: Will of Sir William Pole of Shute, 1733, " my kinsman 

Nathaniel Pole of New England"; also will of Katherine Northcote, 

1683, "my dear kinswoman Mrs. Jane Poole in Boston in New 

England/' 

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186 Col. John Gorham's " Wast Booh." [April, 



COL. JOHX GORHAM ? S "WAST BOOK." 

FAC-SIMILES. 

With Notes by Thank William Spragle, Esq. 

The "Fac-simile" of a part of the "Wast Book" first appeared 
in the January, 1898. number of the JSTew Yorh Genealogical 
and Biographical Record* that publication having printed notes 
of it with other interesting Gorham records in the April and Oc- 
tober numbers of lc'97. The only error that we have discovered 
in Col. John Gorham's f 'Y\ ast Book'' is that lie makes Capt. John 
Gorham tlie son of John (see Facsimile No. I.). The Plymouth 
Colony records prove that his father's name was Ralph. 

In January, 189G, the JYew-JEngland Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register contained the writer's notes of r Barnstable 
Gorhams," and in the same number was r ' Eben Parsons and Father- 
land Farm," by Mrs. Susan E. P. Forbes. "Eben Parsons mar- 
ried Mary Gorham, May J 707." The AVast Book" was for a 
great many years among the papers of Eben Parsons, at Byficld, 
Mass. Upon the death of his son Gorham Parsons, in 1844. this 
book was handed down through several Generations of the family 
and recently it came into the possession of the present owner, Mr. 
John M. Gorham of Cleveland. Ohio, bv whose courtesy the writer 
is enabled to present this fac-simile to those interested in the family 
records. 

The story of Col. John Gorham's part in the capture of Louis- 
burg is best told by himself in his letter to Sir William Pepperrell, 
Parsons's Life of Pepperrell. page 240: — 

"« Halifax July 5. 1751. 
" I did your message to our Governor, who since tells me he has wrote 
your honor. 1 will take the freedom to remind your honor how I came to 
be in that glorious expedition against Louisburg. I was sent up to recruit 
from Annapolis Royal, by Governor Mascarene, as that fort was then in 
great danger of falling into the hands of the enemv. and this expedition 
bein« T then in embryo, 1 was importuned hv Governor Shirley, arid desired 
by your honor and many more of the council, to rai>e a number of men, 
and purchase whale boats and proceed in the expedition, as I did, upon 
condition of mv having the liberty of going home fto England] with your 
honor's packet in my own sloop, as soon as the English flag should be 
hoisted at Louisburg. But I was disappointed in this, and received no 
commission in his royal regiment. My Father died, and most of his regi- 
ment at Louisburg. Hut 1 thank you for giving me the Commission of 
Colonel of my father's regiment; and I now solicit a letter of recommen- 
dation abroad, and assistance to carry through my memorial to the Legis- 
lature of Massachusetts/ 



1898.] Vol. John Gorham's ? Wast Booh:' 187 

" These favors were granted ; and in respect to the promise of sending 
him bearer of despatches announcing the conquest, it should be remem- 
bered that it was made before Warren joined the expedition, who had an 
equal voice with Pepperrell, in selecting a bearer, and would prefer a reg- 
ularly commissioned officer of high rauk in the Navy, as being more re- 
spectful to the King/' 

The widow of Col. John Gorham, in a letter written by her to 
Governor Cornwallis, dated "Boston, June 8, 1752," says: f "My 
dearly beloved husband in his loval service to the Kimr, has ex- 
pended his entire fortune." (Bourne Papers, Harvard College Li- 
brary.) 

Lieut. Christopher Gorham, and his brother Charles, sons of Col. 
Gorham, were in the '' Gorham Rangers," commanded by their uncle 
Joseph Gorham, in the expedition which captured Havana, in 1762. 
Christopher died at Havana, and Charles at Grenada. (Bourne 
Papers, Harvard College Library, and Facsimile No. VI. contain- 
ing the Gorham Family record.) 

The " Bourne Papers " found in Barnstable, Mass., were given to 
the Harvard College Library by the late Judge Joseph M. Day of 
Barnstable. Among these papers there are many letters written by 
Major General Joseph Gorham to Melatiah Bourne, who was his 
cousin. General Gorham was a younger brother of Col. John 
Gorham, his letters dated from 1760 to 1775. According to the 
Memoir of this man written in London, in 1887, by Louis D'Agui- 
lar Jackson, his commission as Major General in the English army 
was dated 28 April, 1790. 

In one of his letters to Melatiah Bonnie, he states that he has 
received grants of land for the estate of his brother John, and for 
himself, for their services in Nova Scotia. He also states that at 
that time his rank was Lieutenant. It would appear from this 
statement that he was at Louisburjr in 1745. 

The following extract from one of his letters shows that his brother 
David Gorham, of Barnstable, was an officer in the 1762 expedi- 
tion : — 

"Bath, Oct. 24, 1774. 
"A Captain Payne, of that regiment was Lieut, to David Gorham's 
company at the Havana." 

Otis, in "Barnstable Families," vol. i., page 119, says of William 
Bourne (brother of Melatiah Bourne) : f "He served in Gorham's 
Bangers at the taking of Louisburg in 1757. From this it would 
appear that Joseph Gorham took part in both sieges of Louisburg, 

Another item from the letter written at Bath, England, October 
24, 1774, is of interest as showing the feeling of the English toward 
the Americans at that time : — 

" Since writing the above Col. Amherst is come to Bath, and by advice 
of some of the Court party yesterday from London, says that a new Par- 






188 Col. John Gorham's " Wast Book:' 

liamerit was painfully struck with a view and with a better character to 
adopt some more favorable measures to satisfy the people of America, 
Yet they want to trim you Bostonians, who are represented and looked 
upon as principals from the beginning. Little considering that it these 
measures had commenced in any other part of the Continent, the same sort 
of opposition would have been given.*' 

At the unveiling of the Louisburg Memorial, June 17, 1895, 
Col. James Madison YVhittemore, U.S.A., a descendant of Col. 
John Gorham (through his son Lieut. Solomon Gorham of Glouces- 
ter, Mass.) was placed in command of the procession. 

From 1675 to 1762 five successive generations of Gorhams, from 
father to son, who had lived or were born in Barnstable, Mass., 
held rank as military men. 

Capt. Benjamin Gorham, who married Nancy Hinckley, in Bos- 
ton, Nov. 28, 177-1, was another son of Col. SImbael Gorham. 

Capt. Benjamin Gorham, Junior, also a shipmaster, married in 
Boston, February 13, 1809, Nancy Kneeland. The following 
notes of the senior Capt. Benjamin Gorham may be found in Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society Proceedings, vol. iv., page 219. and 
vol. xiii., page 173 : — 

"March C, 1771." 
" Capt. Benjamin Gorham, nine weeks from London, in the Brig For- 
tune, brought 28i chests of Bohea tea consigned to several persons here." 

*• March 7" " This evening a number of Indians, as is said of his 
Majesty of Ocnookortunkogg tribe, emptied every chest into the dock 
and destroved the whole '2*h chests." 

Several generations of the descendants of Capt. Benjamin Gor- 
ham have owned plantations in Cuba. Xot long since the JBarn- 
stahle Patriot had an account of the Glean brothers as being de- 
scendants of this branch of the Gorham familv, making mention 
that these brothers are owners of plantations in Cuba. 

Our readers may be interested to know that a letter from Col. 
Joseph Gorham, dated "Fort Cumberland," November 10, 1776, 
may be found in Kidder's "Eastern Maine and Nova Scotia," uaue 
73. 

Mr. T. B. Akin, Becord Commissioner of Halifax, published 
Memoirs of the "First Council" in Collections of the Nova Scotia 
Historical Society for the years 1879— SO, vol. ii. On pages 26 and 
27 may be found a Memoir of Col. John Gorham. 

One of our expert genealogists pronounces the "AVa.^t Book" 
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HON. LEVI LIXCOLX, SENIOB, AND HIS CONNECTION 

WITH THE EXTINCTION OF SLAVERY IN 

MASSACHUSETTS. 

Communicated by Rev. Samuel May, of Leicester, Mass. 

In connection with the Register's notice, in the October number, 
of the Hon. Levi Lincoln, the elder, we here add an account of his 
action in the Worcester County slave case of 1781, which resulted 
in the decision, by the Supreme Court, that slavery can have no 
existence under the constitution of Massachusetts. This account 
is taken from the chapter furnished to the History of Worcester 
County and its Towns (J. W. Lewis & Co., 1889), by the late 
Hon. William W. Rice: — 

In 1781 the final effort of slavery to maintain itself in Massachusetts 
was made in the county of Worcester. A colored man. known as Quork 
Walker, was held as the slave of Nathaniel Jennison of Barre. Mr. Jenni- 
son claimed that Walker was horn a slave; and was his by inheritance; or, 
as elsewhere stated, as having heen the property of his wife. There were 
Barre men who refused to recognize the justice of this claim, and aided 
Walker in asserting his rijrht to freedom. In the Court of Common Pleas. 
June term, 1781, Jennison brought suit against John and Seth Caldwell for 
enticing away his slave. Quork Walker. The court rendered a judgment 
in favor of the plaintiff. Jennison; but the Caldwells appealed the case to 
the Supreme Court. While the appeal was pending, the grand jury of the 
county found an indictment against Nathaniel Jennison for an assault on 
Walker, and illegal imprisonment ; and the defence was that the party 
assaulted was his slave and property. This case of assault, etc., was de- 
cided against Jennison ; and this also appears to have been appealed. The 
final hearing before the Supreme Court was not had until the April term, 
1783. Levi Lincoln, the elder, of Worcester, and Caleb Strong of North- 
\ ampton,* appeared in behalf of the alleged slave. Addressing the court, 
\ Mr. Lincoln said: "Is it not a law of nature that all men are equal and 
free? Is not the law of nature the law of God? Is not the law of God, 
then, against slavery ? If there is no law of man's establishing, then there 
is no difficulty in this case. If there is such a law, then the difficulty is to 
determiue which law you ought to obey; and if you ha^e the same view 
that I have of present and future things, you will obey the law of God." 
The court sustained this view. Chief Justice Cushing, in pronouncing the 
decision, said that the idea of slavery was inconsistent with the Constitution 
of Massachusetts. Thus, says Mr. Rice, fci the 'higher law' was pro- 
claimed, in April, 1783, in the Worcester couuty court house, by Levi 
Lincoln, in terms quite as bold and unmistakable as by William II. Seward. 
three quarters of a century later, in the United States Senate."! 

In the sketch of the town of Barre, in the same County history, 
will be found a more detailed account of the Quork Walker case ; 

* Strong was subsequently governor of Massachusetts. Lincoln was lieut. -governor, 
t History of Worcester County (Philadelphia, 1880), vol. 2, pp. 16-38-9. 



194 (Japt. Hopestill Foster. [April, 

and the record that " this was the first and only trial of the question 
of slavery under our State Constitution ; and it was then established 
that slavery in this Commonwealth was abolished by the Declaration 
of Rights, which prefaces the Constitution."* 



CAPT. HOPESTILL FOSTER OF DORCHESTER, MASS., 
AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS. 

By William H. Whitmore, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

Though considerable has been written about Capt. Hopestill Foster, 
much was incorrect, and I must coufess to have"been one of the blunderers. 
This is especially in regard to the idea that his father came to New Eng- 
land. 

The true record begins with the fact that on 17 April 1C35, there em- 
barked on the '* Elizabeth," of which "William Stagg was master, 

Patience Foster, aged 40. 
Hopestill Foster, •• 14. 
Rachel Bi™, " G. 

James Bate, u 53, and his family. 

I ai^ree with Mr. Savage that the a^e of Rachel Bi<*£ was a clerical 

O ~ £5 CMS 

error, aud that she was the Rachel Bigg whose will of 17 Nov. 164G is in our 
Suffolk Wills and which is annotated by me in the Register, vol. 29, p. 253. 
In the same notes will be found the will of John Bigg of Maidstone, Co. 
Kent, Eng., dated 27 March, 1641-2, proved 7 Feb. 1612-3. He mentions 
his mother, his sister Foster, and his brother Stowe, all three in New Eng- 
land; cousin James Bate of New England; and his own brother Smallhope 
Bigrrs of Cranbrook, deceased. I omit manv other interesting references. 

Now the widow Rachel Bigg in 1G46 mentions her nephciu Hopestill 
Foster, and his children Thankful, Hopestill and Patience. In regard to 
the word " nephew " I made a surprising blunder, treating it as equivalent to 
son-in-law, aud meaning bv it the husband of Patience Foster who came 
over with Mrs. Bi^cr. In fact the word il nephew " in English wills of that 
date means very often, if not invariably, " grandson." See on this point 
the standard dictionaries. 

This makes everything harmonious. (1) Mrs. Patience Foster, the 
emigrant of 1G35, was doubtless a widow, and the Christian name of her 
husband is still unknown.! Her son (2) Hopestill Foster, born in 1620, 
or 1621, was the first of these names in Dorchester, was the (nephew, i.e.) 
grandson of Rachel Bigg, and in 1653 he and his cousins, the Stowes, 
divided the lands of their "deceased uncles Smallhope Bigg and John 
Bigg, both of Kent." 

* Ibid, vol. 1, p. 351. 

t In Aspinwall's ^Notarial Book, I find several papers regarding the Fosters, Stowes 
and Biggs, notably one of 3, 11th mo. 1648, when they appointed Robert Swinock of 
Maidstone, Kent, their attorney to receive a legacy and "'to call in a bond given by Henry 
Archer and Hopestill Foster and Mr. Andrew Foster for securky to discharge him of 
said legacy." Archer's wife was a Stowe. But it seein3 that the security, Andrew 
Foster, must have been in England. 






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1898.] Capt. Hopestill Foster. 195 

Against this, is only the tradition or idea that Patience Foster's husband 
was named Hopestill, and that he came to Dorchester, substantiated by the 
fact that a Hopestill Foster was a freeman 22 May, 1639, Art. Co. 1642, 
and selectman 1645. (I do not find a selectman then.it being an error for 
1655.) These offices seem bevond the reach of a bov born in 1620. 

But look at the other side. In the Dorchester Church Record we find 
admitted prior to Nov. 1639, Rachel Bigge, Patience Foster and Hopestill 
Foster. In the same record, Thankful Foster bapt. 27 Dec. 1640, " mar- 
ried to Mr. Baker of Boston." [Later note on the ch. record.] 

Hopestill Foster " 10 Mch. 1644. 
Patience Foster " 16 July, 1646. 
all recognized in other ways as children of Capt. Hopestill Foster and his 
wife Mary, daugher of James Bates, and of course the same three named 
by their grandmother, Rachel Biggs, in her above will of November, 1646. 

Now Capt. Hopestill was presumably married in 1639, the same year that 
the freeman was admitted, and that he was made a church member also. 

In Dorchester Town Records as printed, p. 28, in the division of lands 
widow Foster had an acre next to Mr. Bates, at the Neck, in January, 
1637-8; in March 1637-8 she has 2 acres and 30 rods. In 1641 (p. 45) 
persons putting horses on the neck were to report to Hopestill Foster; in 
1644 H. F. was one of three to settle with John Glover. From that date 
we trace Capt. Hopestill. 

All of these facts point to certain conclusions, viz., that prior to 1639 Pa- 
tience Foster was a widow, and as there is no mention of hei husband's 
death here, nor of his being alive here, it seems indisputable that he never 
came here; but that her son Hopestill was made a freeman, church mem- 
ber and a husband in 1639. As I have said, it he were only 14 in 1635 
this would be marvellous; but if the Custom-house entrv of age was wrong, 
as it was in regard to his grandmother Rachel Bigg, there is no inconsis- 
tency. In fact I incline to think the age given him was 17 instead of 14, 
and then he would be 21 when he took up these responsibilities in 1639. 
Mr. Savage in his trauscript of these lists of emigrants, has pointed out 
numerous instances of evident mistakes in the a rr es siven. 

Second Generation. 

2. Hopestill 2 Foster (Patience 1 ) was evidently a very active raau and 
his name for years is on nearlv everv page of the Dorchester records. In 
1654 he is called k ' ensign," and so on for eight years; in 1662 he is called 
"lieutenant," under Capt. Clapp ; and in 1666 he became "captain," by 
which title he was known till his death. 

He held many town offices, as treasurer, &c. ; was selectman in 1655 and 
many subsequent years; and was deputy to the General Court annually from 
1659 to 1676, excepting 1671. when he was commissioner for small causes, 
eventually dying in office. This must be an unusual tenure of office. 

As this article is to be genealogical, I shall not attempt to trace Capt. 
Foster's purchases of land, except as they may be evidence of pedigree. 

Hopestill 2 Foster married Mary, daughter of James Bates of 
Dorchester, who was a cousin to John Bigge. She came in the ship with 
the Fosters, and was reported as aged 17, a slight evidence that Hopestiil's 
age is incorrectly given. Their children were as follows, the births being 
copied from Dorchester town records, and the baptisms from Dorchester 
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196 Capt. Hopestill Foster. [April, 

i. Thankful, 3 bapt. 27 Dec. 1640: m. John Baker of Boston 8 Jan. 1663-4. 

3. ii. Hopestill, 3 li 10 March. 1644-5. 

iii. Patience, 3 " 1C Aug. 1646~; m. Maj. Thomas Brown of Sudbury. 

4. Iv: John-, 3 " 10 Dec. 1648. 

5. v.James, 3 b. 13 April, 1651. (Ch. Bee.) 

6. vi. Elisha, 3 bapt. 24 Aug. 1653. 

vii. Mary, 3 " 10 Feb. 1655-6; m. (1) Ephraim Sale about 16S0, 

(2) Samuel Ward 10 Dec. 1691. 

7. viii. Comfort, 3 b. 2S Sept. 1653; died num. 5 Jan. 1688-9. 

8. ix. Standfast, 3 " 13 Nov. 1660. 

x. Richard. 3 i; 29 March. 1002-3; d. G Oct. 1G63. 
Capt. Hopestill Foster d. 15 Oct. 107G. 
His widow Mary d. 5 Jan. 1702-3, aged S4 years. (Tombstone.) 

Mrs. David W. Foster has the unrecorded original of an indenture be- 
tween Edmond Brown of Boston, shopkeeper, and Elizabeth his wife (here- 
tofore the wife of Hopestill Foster of Dorchester, soap-boiler, deceased), 
Hopestill Foster of Boston, guumaker, Samuel Foster of Boston, gold- 
smith (sons of said Hopestill Foster). Timothy Nash of Boston, merchant, 
and Mary his wife, one of the daughters of Hopestill Foster and Elizabeth 

Foster of Boston, spinster, another daughter of Hopestill Foster, 

of the one part, 

And James Foster of Dorchester, yeoman, of the other part, selling to 
J. F. for £40. 

A parcel of upland in Dorchester, about 12 acres, part of estate of s d 
Hopestill Foster, bounded 

Northerly by the highway leading toward Castle Islaud. 

Easterly by land of James White 

Westerly t; <; il Isaac Jones 

Southerly by saltmarsh of Capt. Samuel Clapp & saltmarsh of Samuel 
Top ley. 

Note, Livery of Seizen given bv E. Browne & Hopestill Foster 10 April 
1G94. 

Mch 31, 1G98 H. F. & Sam 1 F. acknowledged before Sam. Sewall. 

Again it appears by Suffolk Deeds, vol. 21. fol. 524, that on 23 April, 
1G9G, James Foster of Dorchester and wife Anna ; Standfast Foster of Dor- 
chester and wife Abigail ; Thankful Baker, widow ; Patience, wife of Thomas 
Brown of Sudbury, gent; and Marv. wife of Samuel Ward of Boston, 
cooper; all children of Capt. Hope-till Foster; and also Hopestill Foster of 
Boston, gunsmith, one of the grandsons of Capt. Hopestill, sold land to 
Matthias Puffer of Dorchester. 

By a deed dated 31 Dec. 1703. recorded in 1715, Suffolk Deeds 29, fol. 
223, it seems that Standfast Foster bought land of Thomas Brown of Sud- 
bury, who married Patience, one of the daughters of Capt. Hopestill Foster; 
James Foster, son of Capt. H. ; Mary Ward, widow, a daughter of II. F. ; 
Hopestill Foster, gunsmith, and Silence Eliot, widow, two of the grand- 
children of Capt. H. F. It mentions that Hopestill, Elisha and Comfort, 
three sons of Capt. II . F., were then deceased. 

All of these relations are plain except Silence Eliot. I pointed out in 
Se wall's Diary, vol. iii. p. 333, that she was the daughter of a daughter of 
Capt. Hopestill. James Foster had a daughter Silence Foster, as we shall 
see, born in 1077; but Silence Eliot, who was the wife of Joseph Eliot of 
Boston (son of Jacob Eliot), died S June, 1744, aged 78, as her tombstone in 
the Granary yard testifies. She was born in 16.66. Now it is certain that 
Capt. HopestilTs oldest daughter married 8 Jan. 16G3-4, John Baker of 



1898.] Copt. Hopestill Foster. 197 

Boston, and had John, born at Boston 26 Feb. 1664-5, and Silence born 
at Dorchester (see records) 28, 5 mo. 1666, "daughter of John Baker of 
Boston, deceased." John Baker's will, dated 26 March, 1606, proved 5 
July, following, is in Suffolk Wilis 1. 471. In it he mentions wife Thankful, 
son Thomas, daughter Elizabeth, a child unborn, and makes his father Hope- 
still Foster, his uncle Richard Baker, and his cousin William Ireland, over- 
seers. He mentions his sister Catherine Johnson, his wife's uncle Bates, 
and gives his son Thomas the land that was his grandfather Swift's, at Dor- 
chester Neck. 

I pointed out in my note to SewaH's Diary, that Savage was entirely 
wrong about John Baker; this will shows still more error in Savage (vol. 
i., p. 97, and vol. iv., p. 241). Savage says that John Baker of Boston, 
blacksmith, married 5 Nov. 1657, Joan, daughter of Thomas Swift of Dor- 
chester, by whom he had five sons and one daughter, of whom only Thomas 
and Elizabeth survived. Then he denounces the record of the marriage 
and the first four births as falsely made on the Boston records, because the 
marriage record of 1657 says " married by John Winthrop, governor," 
though he died in 1649. (See Boston Records, printed edition, p. 62.) 

Now the explanation is ludicrously simple. It was a clerical error for 
John Endecott, Gov., whose name is added to the next entry, and so for 
twenty more marriages on the same page. It is only a proof that eight 
years after his death, a clerk would mechanically write Gov. John Win- 
throp's name. 

Boston records say that Joanna, wife of John Baker, died 21 July, 1663, 
and this makes everything clear. By his first wife (Swift) Baker had only 
Thomas aud Elizabeth, and by his second wife (Foster) he had the child, 
unborn in March, who was named Silence, later. Undoubtedly John, the 
first child of this marriage, had died, not being named in the will, aud Si- 
lence was thus the only heir of her mother. Thankful (Foster) Baker, and 
therefore she joined in the deed we have cited. 

As to Patience Foster, wife of Major Thomas Brown of Sudbury, and 
her issue, I shall speak later on. 

Third Generation. 

3. Hopestill 3 Foster, of Boston (of second church), soap boiler, 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Giles Fayson of Roxbury, 15 Feb. 1G66-7, 
and had at Boston : 

i. Elizabeth, 4 b. 26 July, 1GG9. 

ii. Mary, 4 b. 22 July, 1671 ; m. Timothy Nash 2 April, 1694. 
9. iii. Hopestill, 4 b. 1673? 

10. iv. Samuel,* b. 27 Dec. 1676. 

Hopestill died about 1677, and his widow married Edmund Browne of 
Boston before 1694. 

He was a constable in Boston 1675, on a committee for the town 1676. 

By Suffolk Deeds (vol. 37, fol. "233), it seems that 7 Aug. 1700, there 
was a settlement of the estate of Hopestill F., soap boiler. This deed was 
acknowledged 1-4 Nov. 1715, by Elizabeth Brown the widow, and Hope- 
still F., gunmaker. the eldest son, but was not recorded till 13 May, 1724, 
after the latter's death. 

Suffolk Deeds (vol. 38, fol. 27), Elizabeth Brown assigned her rights 
under date of 10 July, 1724, to her daughter Elizabeth Foster, widow and 
shop-keeper. 



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Cajit. Ilojiezlill Foster. 



[April, 



4. John 3 Foster of Dorchester, H. C. 1667, died unmarried 9 Sept. 
1681. 

Blake's Annals says that John was schoolmaster of Dorchester, and was 
<( he that made the Seals or Arms of the Colony, viz an Indian with a bow 
and arrow, &c." 



5. James 3 Foster of Dorchester (Sergt. 1688, Lieut. 1700), married 
22 Sept. 1674, Mary, daughter of John Capen, and had: 

i. Silence, 4 b. i April, 1G77; m. John Clap, 26 May, 1693. 

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James Foster's first wife died 8 Feb. 1678-9. He married 2d, Anna, 
daughter of Capt. Job Lane of Bedford, 7 Oct. 1680, and had: 

ii. Thankful, 4 b. 30 March, 16S2-3; d. 15 Feb. 1700-1. 
iii. Anna, b. 27 Jan. 1684-5; m. Robert Field. 1 June, 1710. 
iv. Patience, 4 b. 12 Feb. 16SG-7; m. 7 Feb. 1716-17, Samuel Savel of 

Braintree. 
v. John, 4 b. 9 Feb. 16S8-9. 

vi. Jemima, 4 b. 9 Dec. 1690; m. 22 Dec. 1720, Eobert Spur. 
vii. Mary, 4 b. 13 Oct. 1092. 

viii. Elizabeth. 4 b. 6 Feb. 1694-5; m. 29 Sept. 1715, Ebenezer Barnard of 
Woodstock. 

11. ix. James, 4 b. 8 Dec. 169S. 

x. Rebecca, 4 b. 1-1 Sept. 1700; d. 2S Sept. 1700. 

12. xi. Hopestill, 4 (bapt.) b. 15 Feb. 1701-2. Dorchester Ch. Rec. 

xii. Thankful, 4 b. 15 July, 1704; m. 29 May, 1728, John Shaw of Pom- 
fret. 

Anna, wife of James, died 29 Sept. 1732, in 68th year, and he died 4 
Oct. 1732. in his 82d year. 

His children's marriages are shown bv the following deed: 
Suffolk Deeds (vol. 48, fol. 76.) — John Foster & w. Mary, of Boston, 
blacksmith. James Foster Jr. & w. Priscilla, of Dorchester, yeoman. 
Hopestill Foster Jr. & w. Sarah, of Boston, housewrigbt. Silence, w. of 
John Clap of Sudbury. Anna, w. of Robert Field of Dorchester. Pa- 
tience, w. of Samuel Saville of Braintree. Jemima, w. of Robert Spur of 
Dorchester. Elizabeth, w. of Ebenezer Bernard of Woodstock. Thank- 
ful Foster, spinster. All children of 
James Foster. 

James Foster's tombstone is in the old 
Dorchester vard, and bears the following 
coat-of-arms. It records the death of 
James and his wife, both in 1732, and, 
under the rules of the Heraldic Journal, 
this coat must be considered as stron^ pre- 

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sumptive evidence of the right of the family 
to use arms. James was the son of an 
emigrant, and the inscription is earlier than 
the period of the assumption of arms here. 




6. Eltsha 8 Foster of Dorchester. Married Sarah Parson (daughter 
of Giles, and sister to his brother Hopestill's wife), 10 April. 1678.° He 
died 16 Oct. 1682. probably of small pox. His widow married Ebenezer 
Wis wall, 26 March, 1685, and died 21 June, 1714. 



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1898.] Capt. Hopestill Foster. 199 

7. Comfort 3 Foster of Dorchester, husbandman, never married, and 
died "in his majesty's service.'"' 

He and his brother Standfast were residuarv legatees of their father; 
Standfast was made administrator on his brother's estate. Suffolk Deeds, 
vol. 14, fob 241. 

8. Capt. Standfast 3 Foster of Dorchester, maltster. Married Abi- 
gail, daughter of Thomas Holman and Abigail (High)), who married 19 
Feb. lGbo— 4. By her Foster had: 

13. i. Comfort, 4 bapt. 29 June. 1089. 

ii. Abigail, 4 b. 18 March. 1692-3; d. 27 Sept. 1695. 
iii. Ei.isha, 4 b. IS June. 1696: d. Nov. 1775. 
iv. Mary, 4 b. 31 Oct. 1700; d. 16 March, 1700-1. 



The Dorchester Church record says Comfort, son of Standfast Foster, 
ras bapt. 29 June, 1G89. at Milton, -'the mother being at her father Hoi- 
Ran, bv reason of the small-pox bein<r at Thomas Modesly house." 

His wife Abigail died 22 June, 1713. He married 2d, Sarah MilJei 



w 
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His wife Abigail died 22 June, 1713. He married 2d, Sarah Miher 
(published at Boston 27 May, 1714), who died 1 Aug. 1727, in 59th year. 
He died 11 Nov. 1727, in 67th vear. Administration granted to son Coin- 
fort. 



Fourth Generation. 

It will be noted that though Capt. Hopestill had rive sons, he had but 
five Foster grandsons to carry on the name. 

9. Hopestill 4 Foster of Boston, gunmaker. married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Solomon and Mary (Danforth) Phipps of Charlestown, at Cam- 
bridge, 15 Nov. 1705, and had: 



i. Elizabeth, 4 b. 26 Ang. 1707; d. 15 Sept. 1707 



14. ii. Hopestill,* \ f _. , „<, T 1TnQ Bookseller. 
... -r..,„ . „„„, 5 /-u\m>. o. 4b June. l<u&. 

in. Elizabeth,* f 

iv. Elisha,* b. 25 May, 1711 : alive in 1734. 
v. Mary,* b. 29 Ann.* 1715. 
vi. Danforth, 4 b. 27 July, 1717; d. 14 Aug. 1717. 

He seems to have held office in Boston, constable 1705, clerk of the 
market 1710. tythingman 1710. 1715, 1717. He became a shopkeeper at 
some date after 1715. By Suffolk Deeds, vol. 37. fol. 123, Hopestill Fos- 
ter, shopkeeper, and wife Elizabeth mortgage lands to Eben r Mawdsley of 
Dorchester. 

He committed suicide April 21. 1724. in his own house bv hanging: see 
Sewall's Diary, iii. 333. His widow (born 2 Jan. 1683-4) died 15 Feb. 
1732, and aged 51 years. (King's Chapel Epitaphs.) 

Suffolk Wills, 14 Oct. 1735. — Estate of Hopestill Foster, shopkeeper, 
viewed at request of Hopestill Foster, bookseller. The children were 
Elisha, Hopestill, Elizabeth and Mary. 

10. Samuel 4 Foster of Boston, goldsmith, married Rebecca Brisco, and 
had: 

i. Rebecca,* b. 10 April, 1699; m. JobnBc-t: pub. 31 Aug. 1721. 

15. ii. Samuel,* b. 25 June, 1701; m. Rachel Kneeiand; pub. 2 s March, 1721. 












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200 Capt. Hopestill Foster. [April, 

Samuel 4 Foster died at Boston 10 March, 1702. His widow married 
2d, Thomas Morrise, 13 Oct. 1709; 3d, William Scorch; married 25 Dec. 
1718. 

Suffolk Deeds, vol. 21, fol. 150. — Samuel Foster made a trust deed, dated 
9 March, 1690-1700, describing himself as son of Hopestill Foster the 
soap boiler — for love of now wife Rebecca, daughter of my father-in-law 
Joseph Brisco, and also love of only child Rebecca. 

In 1724, Suffolk Deeds, vol. 39, fol. 68, Samuel Foster of Boston, peri- 
wig maker, and wife Rachel — Rebecca, wife of John Best, tanner, also Re- 
becca, widow of Samuel Foster and then wife of William Scorch of Boston, 
cooper, make deed. 



11. CArT. James 4 Foster, Jr., of Dorchester, married Priscilla - — , 

and had: 

i. Priscilla, 5 b. 18 Nov. 1722; m. Ebenezer Topliff, 20 May, 1744. 
ii. Becxah, 6 b. 27 Oct. 172.3; d. 18 Aug. 1741. 
iii. Mary, 5 b. 3 June 1727. 
iv. Anna, 8 b. 4 Aus:. 1720; m. Obadiah Low of Boston, 1 June, 1753. 

16. v. James, 5 b. 31 March, 1732. 

His wife died 16 March, 1739-40, in her 47th year, per town records, 
but her tombstone savs she died March, 1732, aged 46 vears, 6 months, 

21 days; and he married 2d, Mrs. Elizabeth Pimer, who died 25 May in 
her 75th year. 

12. Hoi'kstill 4 Fostkr, son of James, baptized in Dorchester, re- 
moved to Boston, where he was married to Sarah Allen, 11 Nov. 1724. by 
Rev. Samuel Checklev. His record of office-holding is similar to that of 
his cousin Hopestill, the gunsmith, but begins about ten years later. His 
children were: 

i. Sarah,* b. 3 Oct. 172.3; in. (1) George Banners, 17 Aug. 1740; (2) 
Hersey, 27 May, 1702. 

ii. Benjamin, 5 b. 27 May, 1727; d. 30 Aug. 1747: bur. Granary. 
iii. Ann, 5 b. 3 Oct. 1720; m. Samuel Swift. 
iv. Mary,* b. 10 Dec. 1731; d. 

v. (still-born) 5 b. d. 4 Dec. 1733: Granary, 

vi. Mary, 3 b. 4 March, 1735-6; m. Christopher Prince, 
vii. Elizabeth, 5 b. 20 Feb. 173'J; d. 

17. viii. Hopkstill, 5 b. 20 June, 1744. 

His wife died Sept. 1772, aged 70; " Capt. Hopestill Foster of the South 
End died Dec. 1772, aged 71 "; both reported in the Mass. Gazette. His 
will, dated 13 Aug. 1772, mentions son Hopestill, daughter Ann Swift, 
daughter Sarah Hearse v, granddaughter Sarah Hanners, daughter Mary 
Prince. Mentions house and laud bought of Andrew Belcher, also wharves, 
&c. 

. 13. CoiiFORT 4 Foster of Dorchester, glazier, married Eleanor Woods, 

22 Ju!v, 1712, and had: 

i. Joseph, 5 b. 3 July. 1712: d. Jan. 1727-8, in his 16th year. 
Ii. Abigail, 5 b. 8 Jan. 1713-14; m. Joshua Sevor, Jr., 21 June, 1733. 

18. iii. Thomas, 5 b. 21 March, 1715-10. 

iv. Comfort. 5 ) b. 30 Aug. 1718; d. 30 Nov. 1718. 
v. Eleanor, 5 f do. 
vi. Mary, 5 b. 20 July, 1721, 



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His wife dying , be married 12 May, 172G, Abiel Withicgton, 

and had : 

19. vii. William, 5 b. 24 April, 1727. 

20. viii. John, 5 b. 26 Dec. 1733. 

Comfort Foster died 30 Jan. 1735-6. Abiel Foster died 23 March, 
1810, aged 90. 

Fifth Generation. 

As a further proof of the contracted increase of the name, I note that the 
male Fosters descended from Capt. Hopestill were five sous, five grandsons 
and eight great-grandsons. 

14. Hopestill 5 Foster of Boston, bookseller.* 

' 15. Samuel 6 Foster of Boston, periwig-maker, published 8 March, 
1721-2, to Rachel Kneeland, undoubtedly was married to her, as a deed in 
1724 (Suffolk Deeds, vol. 36, fol. <o$) mentions him aud wife Rachel. 

16. Capt. James 5 Foster, Jr., of Dorchester, married 4 July, 1754, 

Mary Robinson, and had : 

i. Elizabeth, 6 b. IS March, 1755; d. 28 July, 1775. ii. James, 6 b. 15 Jan. 
1757; d. 17 April, 1771. iii. Stephen, 6 b. 17 Oct. 1758. iv. Mary, 6 b. 8 
March, 17G0. v. Beulah, 6 b. 8 Jan. 1702; d. 23 May, 1782. vi. John, 6 b. 
18 May, 1761; d. 11 Sept. 1705. vii. Susannah, 6 b. 27 April, 1760. viii. 
Ruth, 6 b. 6 June, 1708; d. 7 Aug. 1783. ix. Benjamin, 6 b. 13 April, 1770. 

Ca^ \ James Foster died 4 June, 1771, iu his 40th year. 

17. JTopestill 5 Foster of Boston married, 2 Nov. 1769, Susanna, 
daughter of David Wood of Charlestown. and had : 

21. i. Benjamin - Wood, 8 b. 14 July, 1770. 
ii. James, 6 b. 7 Feb. 1772: d. unm. 1800. 

iii. Susanna, 6 b. IS April, 1774 : m. John Adams of Medford. 
iv. David, 6 b. 30 April. 1770; d. 20 Sept. 1777. 
v. Sarah, 6 b. 18 Feb. 1778; m. Thomas Forbes of Groton. 

22. vi. Hopestill, 6 b. 1-1 Aug. 1780: in. Susan Sawyer, and d. Ausr. 1810. 
vii. Ruth. 6 b. 28 Sept. 1783; m. Nathan H. Bartlett. 

23. viii. John Hancock, 5 b. 30 May, 17e8. 

Hopestill Foster died Dec. 1801. (Boston records.) 

18. Thomas 5 Foster of Dorchester married, 27 Sept. 1737, Mary Lyon, 
and had: 

i. Joseph, 6 b. 27 July, 1738. ii. Jacob, 6 b. 30 May. 1739; d. 1 June, 1739. 
iii. Mary, 6 b. 2 Feb. 1741-2. vi. Elinor, b. 27 July, 1743. v. Thomas. 6 
b. 15 Feb. 1744-5. vi. Abigail, 6 b. 4 Nov. 1746. vii. Ann, 6 b. 24 Aug. 1750. 
viii. Lucy,* b. 30 Sept. 1754. ix. Elisha, 6 b. 21 Sept. 1750. 

Mary, wife of Thomas Foster, died 4 Mav, 1774 ; and he died 14 April. 
1789. ' 

19. William 5 Foster of Dorchester married, 19 July, 1750, Eliza- 
beth Hunt, and had : 

i. Elizabeth, 6 b. ; d. 22 Oct. 1750. ii. Josiah, 6 b. 25 Dec. 1751 

(still-born), iii. , b. 9 Dec, 1753 (still-born). 

He died 23 Jan. 1784, and his widow died 16 May, 1800. 

* Suffolk Deed?, vol. 50, p. 55, dated 4 Jan., 1734-5, Elisha Foster and Elizabeth to 
our brother Hope-still Foster, bookseller, executor of, our mother Elizabeth Foster, 
widow and shopkeeper. Mary Foster sells her rights to her brother Hopestill Foster, 
bookseller, by deed of 1 Sept.," 1836, SurT. Deeds, vol. 54, fol. 3. 
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20. John 6 Foster of Dorchester married, 9 Oct. 1755, Hannah Downs 
and had : 

i. John, 6 b. 5 Aug. 1756, died probably 20 Oct., 1786. ii. Comfort, 8 b. 21 
March, 175S. iii. William, 6 b. -; d. 20 May, 1763. 

John Foster died 7 Nov. 1784; his widow died March, 1787. 

Having thus traced five generations with reasonable fulness, I propose 
to trace only one line to the present time, that of [No. 17] Hopestill, 6 son 
of [No. 12] Hopestill, 4 grandson of Capt. James. 3 who lived at the corner 
of Hollis and Washington Streets, Boston. As to the Dorchester lines, I 
rest here, because there were in that town, from 1G64, other Fosters not 
allied to Hopestill, and it may be difficult to discriminate the later genera- 
tions. I append to this article the early generations of these Fosters. 



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Sixth Generation. 

21. Benjamin* Wood 5 Foster of Cambridge, Mass., married Hannah 
French, and had : 

24. i. "Benjamin Wood, 7 b. 1814. 

25. ii. David Wood, 7 b. 13 Mar. 1816. 
iii. Ruth Anne, 7 b. 27 Dec. 1818. 



Davison, and had : 



His wife died, and he married 2d, widow 

iv. William. 7 m. and had issue. 
v. John, 7 m. ; no issue. 

vi. A daughter, 7 m. Pois of Baltimore, Md. 

vii. A daughter. 7 

He died 25 Nov. 1882. 

22. Hopestill 6 Foster of Boston, a sea captain, married Susan Saw- 
yer, and had: 

i. Beulah, 7 m. John R. Remick, 3 July, 1818. 

He died at sea, August, 1810. 

23. John Hancock 6 Foster of Boston, married 28 Nov., 1814, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Josiah Allen of Boston, and had: 

i. John Hancock, 7 b. 14 Aug. 1815; m. Nancy A Frye, and has two 

daughters. 
ii. James, 7 b. 14 Feb. 1820: m. and has issue. 
iii. Nancy, 7 b. 26 Dec. 1322; d. 11 Aug. 1826. 
iv. David Wood, 7 b. 16 Oct. 1826: m. Sarah E. Abbot, and has: 1. Sarah 

Elizabeth* ; 2. Harriet Hoot/. 3 

John PI. 6 Foster died 10 March. 1855. He inherited the estate on the 
corner of Washington and Hollis Streets, still in the possession of his 
family. 

Seventh Generation. 

24. Benjamin Wood 7 Foster, of Boston, married Margaret Tyler, 10 
August, 1843, and had: 

i. Albert Wood, 8 m. and had issue. 

ii. Mary. 8 
iii. Josephine. 8 
iv. Cornelia. 8 

He died at New York, 12 March, 1881. 



1898.] Letter of Thomas Maxjhew. 203 

25. David Wood 7 Foster, of St. Louis, Mo., married at Cincinnati, 
O., 20 Sept. 1840. Ruth Ann Johnson, and had: 

i. Milton. 3 b. 15 Julv, 1841; d. 8 June, 1812. 
ii. Charles Edward, 8 b. 8 Nov. 1842 ; d. 14 Dec. 1S43. 

26. iii. Edvvix Byron, 8 J twins, \d. 15 Sept. 1S78. 
iv. Manson Wood, 8 \ b. 24 Jan. 1S4G; fa. 22 Nov. 1853. 

v. David Donophan, 8 b. 25 Nov. 1817; d. 2G June, 1848. 

27. vi. Benjamin Randall, 8 b. 13 Feb. 1851. 

vii. Donaldson Lorie, 8 b. 12 Oct. 1852: d. 15 Oct. 1852. 
viii. Mary Susan, 8 b. 2 Jan. 1840; m. Dr. Rush Appleberry. 
ix. Sarah Bell, 8 m. Frank T. Fife. 
x. Emery Sterling. 8 I * w j ng 1 cl. young. 
xi. Emma French. 8 \ " junra.; living. 

Eighth Generation. 

26. Edwin Byron 8 Foster, of Memphis, Tenn., married Lily Wise 
Hunter, and had: 

i. Edwin Hunter, 9 b. 16 May, 1S75. 
ii. Ruth Morton, 9 b. 14 July, 1876. 



27. Benjamin Randall 8 Foster, of St. Louis, Mo., married Julia 
Blanche Tompkins, 2G Nov., 18S5, and had: 

i, Hopestill, 9 b. 27 April. 1895. 
ii. Benjamin R., 9 b. 24 June, 1897. 

[To be continued.] 



LETTEK OF THOMAS MAYHEW TO GOV. EDMUND 

ANDROS, 1675. 

Communicated by C. M. Foster, Esq., of New York. 

T send herewith a copy of a letter from Mr. Thomas Mayhew to 
Gov. Edmund Andros, taken from New York Colonial Manu- 
scripts. I have never seen a copy of this letter before, and doubt 
if it has been published. Aside from the facts he gives concerning 
the validity of his title to the Islands, it also proves he was a man 
who, when he felt sure of his rights, was thoroughly competent to 
maintain them. The Mathew mentioned herein was grandson of 
Gov. Mavhew. It is certain the Governor never had a brother in 
this country. 'My Sonne Saxson" was probably Richard Sansom 
who married the widow of his only son, Thomas 2d. Widow's 
maiden name was Jane Paine, and most likely the daughter of Sir 
Thomas's second wife by her former marriage with Kobert Paine of 
London. 

Copy of a Letter from Thomas Mayhew to Gov. Edmund Andros, from page 
92 of vol. 24 in New York Colonial Manuscripts. 

Vppon Martins Vynyard this 12 th A prill 1675. 
Deservedly honored Sir, I have written to yo r honor by Steven Flassy 
the wch I hope is come to hand: and by way of boston v^hicb I doubt no: 



204 Letter of Thomas Mayhew, [April, 

will be carefully sent to both which I humbly referre yo r honor, not pre- 
suming in the least but that they shall be considered according to the worth 
of the contents: my meaning therefore now is to crave patience to reade & 
weigh the ensueinge lines in a special manner whereby unto your honour I 
shall be much obliged: In 1641 I had a graunt of Mr. James Forrett 
Agent to the Earl Sterling for these Isles and I forthwith endeauoured to 
obtaine the Indian right of them : Mr. Richard Vynes Steward general to 
Sir Ferdvnando Gorges hearing of ii interrupted shewing me his masters 
pattent& his power insomuch that I was convyuced by him that Gorges who 

was then gouernor of the provynce of Maine t'n really Sir Ferdy- 

nandos right And for a some of money did obtaine from said Vynes a 
graunt allso : Jt came so to pass that Mr. Forrett went suddenly for Eng- 
land before he had shewed me his masters patten t wliorae afterwards I 
never saw : some years after this came oner one Mr. Forrester furnished 
with power who was here with me & told me that he would cleare upp all 
things & that I should be one of his Counsell but he from here went to 
Long Island & from thence to the Dutch where the governor put him in 
prison and sent him a prisoner into holland as I heard for I never saw him 
more: Soe we remained under Gorges haveing no newes of either Lord 
proprietor till his Majestys Commissioners came ouer and then Mr. Arch- 
dale sent me printed paper whereby his Matie had by his the com- 
missioners most strongly conlirmed Ferdvnando Gorges Esquire to be the 
Lord of the province of Maine of well Nantukkitt & this be a pte : withall 
he wrote me that General! Nycoll did clayme these Isles but at theire first 
meeting that would be taken of A: now after this Generall Nycoll wrote me 
that Mr. Archdale haveing Gorges patteut for to present and he not have- 
ing the said Sterlings the kings commissioners orders referred the decision 
to his Matie: whereof he had not any intelligence but a little before he 
went to England : Generall Nycoll did acknowledge that the power of 
these Islauds was proper in the heires of Sir Ferdynando Gorges: I have 
the testymony of the Generall Court of boston for it: wch Court sent to 
the Geutlemen of the provynce of Maine whose answer was, That it was in 
my Isle &c. Now after all this co[nt~]est Collouell Lovelace he sends for 
me in a loueing manner to come to York to show by what tvrle I hold 
those Hands : whereuppon I gave him to vnderstand as is aboue written : 
And at length went to him & showed him my graunt which he approved 
of and the printed paper from his Matie : at which he stumbled much : 
allso I showed him what Generall Nycoll had written me of his not being 
informed what his Matie had done : thereat he stumbled very much like- 
wise: then I asked him yf he had the Lord Sterlings pattent by him, he 
said noe : I answered then I was at a losse I sent to Captaine Nycoll 
and acquainted him with our discourse and prayed him to search in mat- 
ters of Long Hand &, see yf he could not find the date of Lord Sterlings 
patteut, yf not I could doe nothing at York, which he did finde & it was 
more antient than Gorges: vf not 1 had nothing but a . . . . Elizabeth 
lies. I questioned allso in myselfe whether safe for me to ... . I say lit- 
tle touching any Land without a publique warrant to decline (?) Gorges 
Government as 1 had to obey it: I meant (?) from his Matie Except 
Euents compelled: allsoe this his honour & I did agree vppon in ac- 
knowledgement wch by my graunt from Forrett I was to pay yearly to the 
Lord Sterling or his Successours a new Charter and liberties in it made : 
grounded vppon my first graunt & the resignation of Lord Sterlings heires 
to his Royal highness &c. thankfully by me accepted there & by all at home 



1898. ] Letter of Thomas Mayhem* 205 

& allso at Nantukkeit so far as I know: the General Court vnanirnously 

have made according to liberties graunted without am the 

next year we went to Nantukkett where thev would not proceed in 

•the wav we beganne the year before : After very much debate wee came 
away resolving speedjly fur reply or servis to the Governor thereabout, but 
Mathew* being vppon the way who was furnished to pay the acknowledg- 
ment mett with newes that York was taken by the Dutch : Then I hear- 
ing captaine jNycoll was well so I certified him at lardg of every thing from 
wch I had an answere to full satisfaction in every pertvcular : And lastly 
by o r applycation to yo r honour I did & doe still rest sattisfied therein to the 
full it being absolutely just in mv understanding] & such as have seene it 
that are very judicious: But those of Nantukkett It is saied they say noe 
man had right to a foote of land before the date of the last charter & acte 
accordingly notwithstanding all the foresaid: and they bv the book Indeav- 

our to overthrow o r liberties: grounding also all obtavned from the 

Karl of Starling nothing, also the Indian right nothing, mv quiett posses- 
sion thereof 29 years nothing: the grounding the new charter vppon mv 
first graunt nothing: all other transactions for 29 years nothing: the 
lawes we made nothing and wch yo r honour & Counsel 1 saw reason to put 
in force: all whch was most absurd vnreasonable & most vnwise: that 
whch they for some by end Indeavour to Interprett away & make voyed is 
that whch bv Generall Nicoll was iudged good wch his honour Collonell 
Lovelace confirmed without the least scruple & Counsell that wch Captain 
Nycoll by his letter really approves and that wch yo r honour & Counsell 
hath detemined : I hope yo r honour will take some speedy course to force 
into practyce what you have established, this is verry certaine that their 
now condemned apprehensions & Interpretations & actinge in some degree 
accordingly was the firs: root of contentions about rights to land at Nan- 
tukkett & revoltings from gouernment were & laying down power: And 
their coming hither now and striving (?) without our doeiug .... In pun- 
ishing ringleaders for crying downe power of gouernment with theire con- 
verse with some oi them and allso Captaine Gardners sayeing to the chief- 
fest of them at his house that yf he had noe more to answer for then they 
had at York he should sett but little by it but he had much more & I say 
this hath allso turned to preiudice [I give (illegible)] on oath of what Capt. 
Gardner spoke as abovesd & last I save I have come mvself in settling 

these lies: haue passed through m:tny difficulties and rs in it. beeue 

at verry much cost touching English and Indians wch I shall leave for pre- 
sent to mention: much desireing yf God please to relate it to yourself: I 
beseeche yo r hon r to take in good my adventurous to .... : I wish all 
bapynes to attend yo r honour & all as I commend yo r hono r & yo" to the 
Lords Direction & prtection & rest. 

Yo r hon r Most affectionate & most 
, humble servant. Thomas Mayhew. 

(On the margin.) 
The 12 A prill I say farther that Capt. Gardner who seemed to mind litle 
of the faults of the ringleaders. I beseech vo r bono 1 " to consider of his un- 

fittnes to medle with it: certainly they have neede of that were 

resolved to owne noe power of his Royal highnes herein only one of the G is 
com over who wee have accepted & remitted his fine to 1 d the others I 
see noe to tender any satisfaction, my sonne Saxson is now to sett 

* Matthew Mayhew (his brother ?) 



206 Barnstable Families, [April, 

vppon it I hope an acknowledgment will [bj taken?] speedily & find it is 
true that the [two lines and a half gone] may it please vo r hono r to Inioy 

what I have writin of Hands. 

I praise God two of my graundsons doe preach to English and Indians 
Mathew sometimes and John the younger. 

Your servant Tho*. Mayhew. 

graundsons . . 15 

my sonnes sonnes . 3 

Daughters .... 3 

graund daughters . . 11 

32 

Note. — Iu April, 1897, when this was copied, the paper had become very brit- 
tle, necessitating very careful handlings the ink had years ago evidently so 
faded as to become illegible, and the two closely written paijes had been treated 
with some chemical to restore the writing, and portions of the paper have dis- 
appeared altogether, so that the reading of it has been a slow and difficult task. 

The hiatuses have been represented by , the guesses or doubtful readings 

indicated_by a ? or iu brackets [ ] when the text makes such suggestion prob- 
able. George R. Howell, Archivist. 



BARNSTABLE FAMILIES, BY THE LATE AMOS OTIS, ESQ. 
The following statement was communicated by Frank W. Sprague, Esq., 
of Boston, to the Barnstable Patriot, and printed in its issue of December 
20, 1897: 

Boston, December 7, 1897. 

In November. 1SG1, Mr. Otis began in the Barnstable Patriot, the publication 
of his genealogies of Barnstable Families, a series of articles which were re- 
printed^in two volumes by F. B. & F. P. Goss in 1888 and 1889. Mr. Otis began 
sending these articles as they appeared to the New-England Historic Genealogical 
Society, but they miscarried so frequently that he discontinued sending them, 
saying to the librarian that he was preserving a set of the articles for himself 
by pasting them into a volume, and that he would at the same time prepare an- 
other set for the Society, which he would deliver to the Society when the series 
were finished. This Mr. Otis said in my presence. 

"When, in 1872, I became librarian of the Historic Genealogical Society, I 
found that though the series was ended, the volume had not been delivered. On 
meeting Mr. Otis, I reminded him of his promise. He replied that he did com- 
plete a set for the Society, but before delivering it to them, he loaned it to Rev. 
Henry M. Dexter, D.D., and while Dr. Dexter had the volume a gentleman iu 
Boston wrote to him for the loan of it. He wrote to Dr. Dexter, authorizing 
him to loan it, which he did, but the volume was never returued to Dr. Dexter 
nor to Mr. Otis. He had then forgotten the name of the borrower; but if he 
found the letier he would get the book and deliver it to the Society. 

I saw Dr. Dexter aud he confirmed Mr. Otis's statement. He said the gentle- 
man who borrowed the book gave him his card, which he kept in his pocketbook 
for many years, but had then lost it. To the best of his recollectiou the bor- 
rower was in the insurance business in State Street. I made inquiries, but was 
never able to find who borrowed the book, uor where it was. Dr. Dexter de- 
scribed the book, but there is no need to give the description. 

John Ward Dean, 
18 Somerset Street, Boston. 

The volume has not vet been found. The Society is desirous of obtain- 
ing the original articles as they appeared iu the Patriot, and will give a 
handsomely bound volume of the reprint for a complete file of the numbers 
of that newspaper containing the articles which were commenced in No- 
vember 1861. 



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MO WRY: A UNIQUE FAMILY MONUMENT. 

By William A. Howry, Ph.D., Hyde Park, Mass. 

"Within the cemetery near Woonsoeket. R. L, opposite the Friends' Meet- 
ing House, and near the main entrance, has lately been erected a unique 
monument to the Mowry family in America. A beautiful view of this 
monument, from a photograph, by Merrill, of AVoonsocket, accompanies 
this article. 

The monument is of white bronze, is five feet and a half square at the 
base, and sixteen feet high. It is surmounted by a figure of Hope with 
one hand upon the anchor, and a face, exquisite in expression, turned up- 
ward. This monument was erected solely at the expense of Hon. Arlon 
Mowry, now of Providence but a native and former resident of old Smith- 
field, later North Smithfield. Upon the panels and plinths of the four sides 
are placed the inscriptions which include the genealogy of one direct line 
of nine generations of Mowrys in this country, beginning with Roger, — 
one of the early settlers of Boston,— and ending with the children of Arlon. 

These inscriptions include the names oi more than one hundred different 
persons, and embrace over a thousand words in telling the story. 



The following are the inscriptions upon the four sides of this monument 

[NORTH SIDE. — FRONT.] 

ERECTED 
A.J). 13 9 6. 

By 

Hon. Arlon Mowry 

To the Memory of 

ROGER MOWRY 

And 

Eight Generations 

Of His Descendants 

Through His Son 

Nathaniel. 

M OWRY. 

Ro^er Mowry registered in Boston, Muss., after his arrival from Eng- 
land, May 18, 1631. He lived in Plvmouth for several vears, and later 
in Salem from about 1635 to 1649. He then removed to Providence, 
Rhode Island, where he resided till liis death. Jan. 5, 1666. 

He married Mary, daughter of John Johnson of Roxburv, Mass. 
She died Jan. 1579. 

Children. 

Roger, died young. John, born about 1645. 

Jonathan, horn in 1637. Mehitable. born about 1646. 

Bethiah, born in 1633. Joseph, born in 1647. 

Mary, born in 1640. Benjamin, born in 1649. 

Elizabeth, born in i043. Thomas, born in 1652. 

NATHANIEL, born in 1644. Hannah, born in 1656. 






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208 A Unique Family Monument. [April, 

[west side.] 

NATHANIEL MOWRY. 

Son of Roger, 

born in 1644, married 

in 1606 Johannah, 

daughter of Ed -ward In man 

of Providence, 

(later Smithfield) one of 

the first settlers in 

Rhode Island. 

Nathaniel died in Providence 

Mar. 24, 1718. 

Johannah survived him. 

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Children. 

Nathaniel, Sarah, 
John, Mary, 

HENRY, Johannah, 

Joseph, Patience, 

Martha, Marey, 

Experience. 

HENRY MOWRY, son of Nathaniel, born about 1670, married 1st 
in 1701 Mary, daughter of Isaac and Mary Bull of Newport. Married 
2d in 1726, Hannah Mowry. widow of John Mowry 2d oi Smithfield. 
Her maiden name was Packard. Mary died about 1725. 

Henry died in Smithaeld, Sept. 23, 1759. Hannah survived him. 

Children. 

Mary, born Sept. 28, 1702. Jeremiah, born Apr. 7, 1711. 

URIAH, born Aug. 15, 1705. Sarah, born Apr. 5, 1717. 
Jonathan, born June 1, 1708. Elisha. 

Phebe. 



URIAH MOWRY, son of Henry, born Aug. 15, 1705, married 1st 
about 1724, Urania, daughter of John Paine of Providence. She was 
born July 4, 1706. Married 2d in 1773, Hannah, widow of "William 
Arnold of Providence. She was daughter of Job Whipple. Urania 
died Mar. 8, 17 72. Uriah died in Smichfield March 6, 1792. Hannah 
survived him. 

Children. 

Martha, born Apr. 1, 1726. Wanton, born Aug. 7, 1739. 

Nathan, born June 10, 1729. JONATHAN, born Mar. 10, 1742. 
Stephen, born Dec. 13. 1731. Mary, born Oct. 30, 1745. 
Philip, born Feb. 17. 1734. Elizabeth, bora Oct. 30, 1748. 

Gideon, born July 18. 1736. 

And others, Jonathan being xhe seventh son. 



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[south side.] 

JONATHAN MOWRY, 

son of Uriah, 

born Mar. 10, 1742, 

married in 1769, Deborah, 

daughter of 

J a b e z and M a r y Wing. 

Jonathan died in Smithfieid, 

Mar. 25, 1814. 
Deborah died July 13, 1825. 

He was a noted doctor. He and his wife were 
both members of the Society of Friends and were 
Preachers of note in that religious body. 

Children. 

Rebecca, born Feb. 9, 1770. Abigail, born Mar. SO, 1780. 

CALEB, born Mar. 5, 1771. Dorcas, born May 6, 1782. 

Anna, born Feb. 4, 17 73. Urania, born June 21, 1785. 

Robert, born Dec. 2, 1774. Peleg, born Feb. 2, 1788. 

Martha, born June 7, 1777. Deborah, born Oct. 6, 1789. 



CALEB MO WRY, son of Jonathan, born March 5, 1771. married 
in 1795, Nancy, daughter of David Mowry. Nancy, born Oct. 29, 
1775. Caleb died in Smithfieid, Mar. 31, 1814. Nancy married 2d in 
1818 Eliakim Mowry. Eliakim died in Smithfieid in 1845. Nancy died 
Nov. 13, 18G0. 

Children. 

Jesse, born June 4, 1796. Died young. 

Duty, born Feb. 14. 1798. His monument in this cemetery. 

Urania, born May 22, 1800, married in 1824. 

Charles Bowen, born Sept. 16, 1800. 

BARNEY, born May 3, 1804. 



BARNEY MOWRY, son of Caleb, born May 3, 1804, married 1st 
in 1828, Phila, daughter of Amasa and Anna Mowry, of Smithfieid, who 
were married Apr. 21, 1800. Phila was born in 1806. Anna was the 
daughter of Francis Hamilton. Married 2d in 1846. Urania, daughter 
of Paoli and Martha Steere of Smithfieid. She was born July 29, 1*21. 
Phila died Nov. 25, 1*39. L T rania died July 21, 1865. Barney died 
in North Smithfieid, Nov. 12, 1891. 

Children of Barney and Phila. 

Orrin P., born May 24. 1829, died in North Smithfieid, Aug. 1, 1895. 
Albert, born .Mar. 9, 1831, died in North Smithfieid, Apr. 3, 1893. 
ARLON, born Feb. 23, 1833. Burial in Middletown, R. I. 
Stafford, born Apr. 14, 1835, died in Hampton, Va., Mar. 27. 1889. 

He was Quarter-Master in the 3d R. I. Cavalry, in the Civil War. 
Atwell, born Nov. 18, 1836, died in Butte, Montana, Sept. 1, 1882. 
Child of Barney and Urania. Erwin A., born Dee. 8, 1847. 



210 A Unique Family Monument. [April, 

[east side.] 

ARLON MOWRY, 

who 

erected this monument, 

The third son of Barney, 

born Feb. 23 , 1833, 
married in 1857 Harriet, 
daughter of Isaac and Susan 
(Borden) Wightman. 

This name is spelled both Wightman and "Whitman 
by members of the same family. 

Isaac was born in Newport, R. I., June 22, 1803, 
and died in North Smiihfield. Feb. 15, 1882. 

Susan was born in Fall River, Mass., Sept. 22, 
1800, and died May 14, 1884. 

Children of 

Isaac and Susan Wightman. 

Ruth R., born Sept. 16, 1832. 

Harriet, born Jan. 1, 1837, died Jan. 2, 1865. 

Children of Arlon and Harriet Mowry. 
These are of the ninth generation in this country. 

Emma L., born Apr. 27, 1868, married in 1886, Stephen E. Batch- 
eller. He was born May 29. 1858, son of Alexander and Kezia (Wal- 
lin) Batcheller. Alexander was a physician in practice in Burrillville, 
R. I., and later in Cedar Falls. Iowa. 

Eugene C, born Aug. 12. 1860. Married in 18S9 Daisy B. Under- 
wood. She was born Jan. 12. 1S67, daughter of William II. and Ellen 
(Ansell) Underwood of Cambridge, Mass. Eugene is a physician in 
practice in the citv of New York. 

Wilfred L.. born Nov. 15. 1862, died Nov. 17, 1S6G. 

Harriet W.. born Sept. 15, 1864, married in 1891, Albert E. Crowc-H. 
He was born Mar. 24, 1863. son of Nathaniel and Ellen M. (Macomber) 
Crowell of Providence, R. I. 

For further information concerning the descendants of Roger Mowry, 
see a volume entitled •'The Descendants of Nathaniel Mowry of Rhode 
Island," by William A. Mowry. A.M., Ph.D., copies of which are in the 
Providence Public Library, the Harris Institute Library, and the Library 
of the Society of Friends in Woonsocket. 



It is doubtful if another monument similar to this in design and scope 
can be found in the whole country. It places the genealogy of this one 
family for nearly three centuries in the most compact form and in a public 
place, where it will be read not only by the members of this family, but 
by thousands who otherwise would be entirely ignorant of the early his- 
tory of the family in America. 



1898.] -A Unique Family Monument. 211 

The earliest mention of Roger Mowry in this country is found in the 
Boston records, as follows : — 

"Eighteen May, 1(331, names of such as desire to be made ffreemen, 
ramong them 1 Rosier Mawry, Roger Williams." Neither of tliese two 
Rogers remained in Boston to accept the duties and privileges of ''ffree- 
men " in that colony. But, soon after, we find them both citizens of Ply- 
mouth, later both became citizens of Salem, and finally they lived side by 
side in Providence. Roger Mdwry was in Salem from 1636 to 1649. He 
and his wife Mary were members of the church at Salem. The Suffolk 
records (vol. iii., p. 374) show that his wife was " the eldest daughter of 
John Johnson, late ot Roxbury." In 1637 "he had fifty acres laid out" 
to him two miles or more from the settlement at Salem toward what was 
afterwards known as Salem Village. He built his house on the lot which 
is now the corner of Essex and Flint Streets, adjoining the Bowditch 
School. Indeed this house lot ran from what is now Essex Street north- 
ward to the river and included the land upon which now stand the Bow- 
ditch School and the Catholic Church. 

The records of the church in Salem show that his oldest son, Jonathan, 
was baptized April 2. 1637, and other children as follows : Bethia, 1638, 
June 17; Mary, 1640, June 16; Elizabeth, 1643, January 20; Benjamin, 
1649, May 20; between Elizabeth and Benjamin were four other children 
as given on the north side of the monument and no record is found of their 
baptism. In August, 1658, in open Town Meeting, at Providence, Roger 
Mowry testified that his three youngest children, Benjamin, Thomas and 
Hannah, were born in Providence. It is supposed that the Salem pastor, 
when on a visit in 1649 to the members of his church then residing in 
Providence, found the infant Benjamin, baptized him there and entered the 
record upon the Salem Church book on his return home. The original 
records of that period of the Salem Church have been lost, although some 
of them were copied and kept in a later book which has been preserved. 
The above facts are gleaned from that book. 

Roger Mowry was admitted freeman in Providence in 1655. He built 
a house about 1653. a portion of which is now standing, newer parts hav- 
ing been built to it from time to time during these intervening centuries. 
This house is on Abbott Street, near North Main Street, not far from 
the North burial ground. It has been known for many years as the 
oldest house in the citv, and has been called the Olney House. 

Professor Isham of Brown University has lately proven by real estate 
records that this house was built by Roger Mowry as mentioned above. 
For a series of years he kept a " tavern " in the town of Providence. 
About the same time Richard Pray was licensed to keep a public house 
also. It would seem that the liberty-loving people of the town were ac- 
customed to frequent the house kept bv Mowry. 

A story is told of a Massachusetts constable who had arrested a man at 
Pawtuxet and was carrying him to Massachusetts. He stopped with his 
prisoner over night at Prav's Tavern. During the evening some citizens 
of the town gathered at Mowry's Tavern, discussed the matter, decided 
that a Massachusetts constable had no right to arrest a man in their colony 
and carry him to the Bay Colony. They, therefore, suddenly summoned 
a meeting of the town council at Mowrv's Tavern. The members of the 
council soon gathered and sent a messenger to the Massachusetts officer 
demanding by what authority he held his prisoner. Some controversy en- 
sued between the parties, but the result was that the officer did not carry 
his prisoner to Boston but he was released. 
































































































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Roger's son Thomas, who was born in Providence in 1G52, settled in 
Roxbury, where in 1673 he married Susanna Newell. This Thomas had 
a daughter Abigail born in 1681. In Roxburv one of the leading families 
in that early time was the Harris family. Robert Harris was one of the 
first settlers there and his son Timothy was born in 16o0. and did not marry 
until he was nearly forty-seven years old. When he was about thirty years 
of age. one day he rapped at the door of neighbor Mowry (Thomas), and 
as no one answered the summons he pulled the latch string and walked in. 
Mrs. Mowry being out at the time had left her babe Abigail asleep in the 
cradle. The noise of Timothy's entering awakened the child, who immedi- 
ately began to cry. While Timothy was trying to pacify the little one, 
Mrs. Mowry came in and. amused at the old bachelor's attention to her 
babe, lifted up her hands and exclaimed : " Good heart, old bachelor, I 
have some hopes of you yet." Looking up at her, Timothy immediately 
replied : " And well you may, good wife, for I propose to wait for this 
damsel until she be grown and ask her for my wife." 

He kept his promise and on the second of April, 1G97, Timothy Harris, 
then hi his forty-seventh year, was married to Abigail Mowry, who was at 
that time sixteen years and three days old. They had four children aud 
Timothy lived to be eighty years of age and his wife died in her eighty- 
seventh year. 

Abigail had a brother John who inherited the farm from his father and 
was a man of property and high standing in the community. He was one 
of seventeen male members who organized the second church in Roxburv, 
now West Koxbury. This was in 1712. He presented the church with a 
silver christening basin, and when the third church was established, now 
the Unitarian Church at Jamaica Plain, he presented it with a clock which 
is still used, — a round, gilded dial clock, at the present time in the chapel 
of that church. 

The descendants of Roger Mowry are scattered in large numbers all 
over the country. His two sons Nathaniel and John were among the early 
settlers of northern Rhode Island and at one time they were half owners 
with three other partners, Edward Inman, Thomas Wallm and John Steer, 
of 3500 acres of land, running from the Black-tone river near Pawtueket 
westward to the Connecticut line and including the vicinity of what is now 
the city of Woonsocket. To commemorate the descendants of Nathaniel, 
in only one direct line, that of Hon. Arlon Mowry, this monument is 
erected. 

Most of the facts in this brief article have never before been brought 
together, but are culled from reliable sources after much research. 

Twenty years ago a volume of three hundred and forty pages, entitled 
"The Descendants of Nathaniel Mowry of Rhode Island," and another 
volume of two hundred and forty pages, entitled " Richard Mowry of Ux- 
bridge. Mass., his Ancestors and his Descendants," were published, having 
been prepared by the writer of this article. No genealogy of any other 
branch of this family has yet appeared, but in some directions wide re- 
search has already been made and much labor bestowed upon the subject, 
so that it is hoped the records of other branches of this great family will 
before long be rescued from oblivion and placed in proper form before the 
public. 



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1898.] Waldo Fam 'Jy in America. 213 



FOUR GENERATIONS OF THE "WALDO FAMILY IN 

AMERICA. 

By "Waldo Lixcolx, Esq., of Worcester, Mass. 

The following genealogy, much condensed from a complete his- 
tory of the A\"aldo family in preparation, is now published that the 
Register may contain an account of the early generations of this 
family, which shall correct the several errors existing in previous 
articles which have appeared in earlier numbers. The dates arc as 
taken from the state, count v and town records, and are therefore 
"old style," previous to 1752. Double dates are only given when 
they appear in the records themselves. 

1. Cornelius "Waldo, the ancestor of all the Waldos now in America so 
far as has been learned, was born about 1624 probably in England, where 
we know his family was living in 1653. He was here as early as 1647, for 
4% at a Court held at Salem ye Gth of 5th mo. 1647 by adjournment Corne- 
lius Waldo hath left a fowling piece for further security of the 40 sh for 
which he stands ingaged for his brother Thomas for a fine unto ye contree 
& thereupon The Court is pleased to forbear Leviing ye sd fine from him 
before Ipswich Court next." This brother Thomas returned to England 
and was in Ireland when John Cogswell visited his " brother Waldo's 
friends" in 1653 (see Register, xv. 177) and seems never to ha\e returned 
to New England. Cornelius probably first settled at Ipswich, where he be- 
came " Johu Cogswell's farmer," and he married Hannah, daughter of John 
and Elizabeth (Thompson) Cogswell of Ipswich, who was born 1624, 
at Westbury Leigh, Co. "Wilts. England, before Jan. 2, 1651-2, for on 
that date John Cogswell, Sr., conveyed to his " sonne in law Cornelius 
Waldoe " a house and 40 acres of land at Chebacco Falls. This estate was 
sold by Cornelius Waldo of Chelmsford and Hannah his wife, February 
15,1668, and it was there that he probably lived during his residence at 
Ipswich, although September 14, 1652, he bought a house on High Street, 
in Jpswich, which is still standing and known as the " old Waldo house," 
but which he sold August 31, 1654. Rev. Mr. Allen appears to be mis- 
taken in saying that Mr. Waldo went to Chelmsford with Rev. Johu Fiske 
iu 1657 with the Weuham church. Mr. Fiske, in his records of the Wen- 
ham church and of its removal to Chelmsford, makes no mention of Wal- 
do, and moreover the births of Waldo's children are recorded in the 
Essex County Records at Salem, as occurring at Ipswich up to Mary's 
birth, September 0, 1665. As her death. November 29, 1665, is recorded 
only at Chelmsford, it is probable that Waldo removed his family between 
those two dates. He mav not have done so, however, until about the time 
he sold his house at Chebacco in 166S. He became a large owner of real 
estate both at Chelmsford and Dunstable, and was chosen deacon of Mr. 
Weld's church in the latter town. In 1689-90 Cornelias Waldo was cho- 
sen Representative from Dunstable, but this may have been the son. Iu 



214 Waldo Family in America. [April, 

1690 he received a license to keep a tavern, and is then called Cornelius 
Waldo, Sr., of Chelmsford. He died at Chelmsford, January 3, 1700 (grave- 
stone), or 1701 (Town Records), and was buried in the old burying ground 
there, where his grave-stone, on which he is called ret. 75 yrs., is still stand- 
ing. Before his death he divided all his property among his children. 
His widow died December 25, 1704, a2t. SO yrs. Her grave-stone is still 
in good preservation in the Phipps Street Cemetery, Charlestown. 

Children of Cornelius and Hannah, iv.-xi. recorded at Ipswich, others 
not recorded : 

i. Elizabeth, m. Feb. 4, 1672-3, Josiah, son of Richard and Alice 
Brackett of Braintree. He was b. May 8, 1652, and was an early 
settler of Biilerica and later of Chelmsford. They Lad two chil- 
dren. 

2. ii. John. 

S. iii. Cornelius. 

4. iv. Daniel, b. Aug. 19, 1657. 

v. Martha, b. Feb. 27, 1658. 

vi. j " Cornelius Waldo 2 sons \ " Mr Waldose two sons buried 
vii. \ borne Feb. 21, 1650." / the 27 of Febru: 1659." 

viii. Deborah, b. Jan. 14, 1661. 
ix. Rebecca, b. Jan. 28, 1662: m. Jan. 27, 1697, Edward, 3 son of Rev. 
Joseph- (Thomas 1 ) and Elizabeth (Buikley) Emerson of Concord, 
who was b. April 16, 1670. They lived at Chelmsford and were 
ancestors of Ralph Waldo Emerson. They had live children. 
x. Judith, b. July 12, 1064. 
xi. Mary, b. Sept* 9, 1665; d. Nov. 29, 1665, at Chelmsford. 

5. xii. Jonathan, b. about 1669, probably at Chelmsford. 

2. John 2 Waldo (Cornelius 1 ) is called one of the first settlers of Dun- 
stable. He served under Capt Wheeler in King Philip's War 
and was wounded at the fi^ht at Quaboa^, " not so dan^erouslv as 
the rest," Au£. 2, 1675. He afterwards served at Groton garri- 
son and in 1C32 was, with his brother Daniel, employed as a 
mounted guard in the town of Dunstable of which he was an in- 
habitant, and for which town he was representative in 1G89. He 
was an inhabitant of Boston in 1695 and may have lived there 
earlier, since in 1684 Rebecca Waldo, who may have been his 
wife but was probably his sister, was admitted into the Second 
Church. Bostou. He owned a £ri<t mill at Dunstable and in 1697 
John Waldo of Bostou, miller, sold a tide mill at the Town Cove, 
Hingham, but it does not appear that he ever lived there. Soon 
after this he removed to Windham, Ct., where he was admitted an 
inhabitant January 20, 1697-8, and where he died April 14. 1700. 
In Windham also he owned a grist mill. He married, 1676-7, Re- 
becca, 3 daughter of Samuel 2 (Henry 1 ) and Rebecca (Graves) 
Adams of Charlestown. She survived him and married 2d, 1710 
(marriage contract dated April 26), Deacon Kliezer Brown of 
Canterbury, Ct., who died January 22, 1719-20, and she died Sep- 
tember 17, 1727, at Canterbury. 

Children of John and Rebecca, i. at Charlestown(F), ii. at 
Chelmsford, iii.-viii. at Dunstahle: 

i. Rebecca, d. July 2, 1677. at Charlestown. 

6. ii. John, b. May 19, 1678. 

iii. Catherine, b. 1679 or '80; m. >~ov. 2, 1702, at Windham, Joseph 
Dingley of Windham, and d. Sept. 15, 1747, inthe 68th year of her 
age. They had four children. 

7. iv. Edward, b. April 23, 1684. 













































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v. Rebecca, b. Aug. 6, 1686; m. Dec. 27, 1709, at Windham, Nathaniel, 5 
(Jonathan 1 ) Rucld, -who "was b. May 22, 168-4, at Norwich, Ct. She 
d. Sept. 27, 1727, and he m. 2d, April 18, 1728, Esther Burnum and 
d. Feb. 20, 17G0, at Windham. He had four children by wife Re- 
becca. 

vi. Ruth, m. July 12, 1716, at Windham, Isaac. 3 son of Jonathan 5 
(Benjamin 1 ) and Deborah (Griswold) Crane of Windham, who 
was b. A pril 2, 1604, at Windham. The date of her death is un- 
known. Her husband m. 2d, Hannah, and d. before Sept. 10, 
1753. Five children. 

yii. Sarah, bapi. Dec. 6, 1691, at 2d Church, Boston; m. July 4, 1715, 
at Pomfret, Ct., Jehosaphat 3 , son of Nathaniel 2 (George 1 ) and 
Patience (Topliff) Holmes of Roxburv, Mass., who Mas b. Nov. 
1690. She d. May 13, 1742. They had nine children. 

viii. Abigail, m. Oct. 28, 1717, at Canterbury, Ct., Deliverance, son of 
Dea. Eliezer and Dinah Brown of Canterbury, Ct., whose father 
m. Mrs. Rebecca Waldo. He was b. Dec. 4, 1689, at Chelmsford, 
Mass. She d. Sept. 25, 1763; he d. Jan. 14, 1768, both at Canter- 
bury. They had nine children. 

3. Cornelius 2 Waldo (Cornelius 1 ) is first heard of January 24, 1676, 
when he is credited on Treasurer John Hull's ledger with £00 :- 
19 : 00 for services in the Indian War. Pie was of or served at 
Chelmsford. He was given land in Dunstable by his father and 
probably resided there for a time, but finally removed to Bos- 
ton, where his name appears on the tax list in 1691. The births 
of all his children are recorded at Boston, but as the third child is 
also recorded at Dunstable (not Lancaster, as says Gen. Reg. 
y viii. 176) in 1766, he probably did not remove till after that date. 
He married about 16*3, Faith, widow of Jeremiah Jackson of 
Boston, who died ttbout 1781, au4..-i>y whom she had a son Jere- 
miah, born June 11, 1677, at Boston. She was daughter of Tho- 
mas and Elizabeth Pecke of Boston, and was born December 8, 
1658, at Boston, and long survived her husband, who died previous 
to June 8. 1697, when Thomas Pecke gave land to his daughter, 
Faith Waldo, widow. She was a shopkeeper "at the next House 
to the Bunch of Grapes Tavern in Leveretts Lane Boston," very 
likely continuing her husband's business. She died October 23, 
1732, says Mr. Daniel Waldo, her great grandson. Her will, dated 
March 12, 1730. probated November 14. 1732, names son Corne- 
lius, daughters Judith Durant, Rachel Durant wife of John Du- 
rant, and Elizabeth Waldo wife of John Waldo. 

Childreu of Cornelius and Faith, iii. recorded at Dunstable, all 
recorded at Boston : 

8. i. ( Cornelius, b. Nov. 17, 1634, ^ " Bapt. 1st Church, Mch. 27, 1692, 
<J l twins of Sister Pecke the younger 

ii. (Jonathan, b. " " " J now Waldo." Jona. prob. d. young. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 7, 1686; m. John Waldo (see No. 6). 
iv. Rachel, b. April 20, 1690; m. March 17, 1718, at Boston, John Du- 
rant of Boston, who was probably son of Edward and Hannah Du- 
rant and b. March 29, 1697. They had four children all recorded 
in Boston. 
v. Judith, b. Jan. 25, 1691; m. March 3L 1715, Edward Durant, pro- 
bably son of Edward and Ann Durant, b. March 2, 16.95, at Bos- 
ton, and brother of John who m. his wife's sister Rachel. He was 
a blacksmith and appears to have lived in Boston but removed to 
Newton about 17u2 and d. there Oct. 13, 1740, '• leaving great 
estate." His wife d. Oct. 27 ; 1765, aged 95. They had seven chil- 
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216 Waldo Family in America. [April, 

4. Daniel 2 Waldo (Cornelius 1 ) was in 1G82 an inhabitant of Dun- 
stable when be and his brother John were employed as a mounted 
guard against the Indians, but later he seems to have lived at 
Chelmsford, and July 30, 1605. he was granted a lot of land by 
that town, in consideration for which he agreed to " set up aud 
maintain a good sufficient corn mill and a good sufficient miller 
on stony brook below the highway to Dunstable between Mer- 
rimack aud the bridge." He was in garrison at Chelmsford March 
16, 1691-2. In the year 1700 he sold his lands in Chelmsford and 
Dunstable and removed to Bridgewater, though he seems to have 
lived for a time at Dorchester, where his son Zechariah was born. 
April 25, 1716. he received from "his brother" Jonathan, the life 
interest in a farm of 211 acres in Pomfret, Ct.. and probably re- 
moved thither about that time. December 2, 1717. he was voted 
an inhabitant of that town and was Representative in the May 
term, 1720. lie m. November 20, 1633, at Chelmsford, Susan- 
nah, 3 daughter of Samuel 8 (Henry 1 ) and Rebecca (Graves) Adams 
of Chelmsford, sister of his brother John's wife. She died March 
16, 17-11, at Pomfret. He died November 1, 1737. They were 
buried in the old burying ground at Pomfret and their grave stones 
much defaced bv time and scarcely lesible. are still standing. 

Children of Daniel- and Susannah, i. and ii. at Dunstable, iii. 
-vii. at Chelmsford, viii. at Dorchester : 

i. Susannah, b. 168-1: m. Jan. 17. 1705-6, Richard, 2 fJohn 1 ) Field of 
West Bridgewater, who was b. May 17, 17o7 and d. Sept. 14, 1725. 
The date of her death is unknown. They had eleven children. 

ii. Hannah, b. July 17. 1687; m. Feb. 3, 1708-9, at Bridgewater* Eph- 
raim. 3 son of Francis 2 (John 1 ) aud Hannah (Brett) Cary of Bridge- 
water, who was b. 1679 and d. July 18, 1705. She d. 1777, aged 90. 
They had five children. 
iii. Bethia, b. Aug. 20. 168S; m. 1st. Dec. 6, 1711. at Braintree, Edmund 
Littlefield of Braintree, by whom she had three children. He d. 
May 27. 1717 and she m. 2d. 1710. Thomas, 3 son of Dea. Joseph 3 
(Thomas 1 ) and Experience (Mitchell) Hayward of Bridgewater, 
Mho was b. March 6, 1686-7. They had six children. 

iv. Daniel, b. March 25, 1692 ; d. J: n. 25* 1716, at Pomfret, Ct. 

v. Rebecca, b. Feb. 5, 1693; rn. Feb. 12, 1728, at Pomfret, Ct., Capt. 
Leicester Grosrenor, of Pomfret, son of John aud Esther Gros- 
venor, who came from Cheshire, Eng., and settled in Roxbury, 
Mass., about 1680. Leicester, with his mother and three brothers, 
removed to Pomfret after his father's death and became a promi- 
nent man there, holding the office of selectman for nineteen years. 
His first wife was named Mary: she d. May H. 1721, aired 37 years. 
By her he had six children. His wife Rebecca d. May 21, 1753; 
he d. Sept 8, 1759, both at Pomfret. They had two children. 

vi. Maisah, b. Feb. 10, 1695 : ra. May 3, 1720, at Pomfret, Ct., Abicl, 4 son 
of William 3 (Thomas, 2 William'-) and Rebecca (Newell) Cheney, 
b. May 21, 1695. He was a blacksmith and a prominent man in 
Pomfret. He d. March 20, 17*5, in his 90th year. She d. Dec. 2, 
1787. Eight children, 
vii. Esther, b. Jan. 3, 1698; ra. about 1727, John Weld of Pomfret, 
son of Edmund and Elizabeth Weld of Roxbury. He d. July 24, 
1763, and she d. Jan. 11. 1777. both at Pomfret. Five children. 
9. viii. Zechariah, b. Nov. 25, 1701. 

ix. Sarah, birth not recorded. Sarah Waldo m. May 19, 1720, at Boston, 
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5. Jonathan 2 Waldo (Cornelius 1 ) is in Gen. Reg., xviii., 176, and 
elsewhere, called sod of his brother Daniel. That he was son of 
Cornelius, 1 is established by a deed dated April 25, 1716, in which 
"Jonathan Waldo of Boston Merchant and Hannah his wife for 
and in consideration of ye Natural love and affection yt we have 
and bare towards our well beloved Brother Daniel Waldo and his 
present wife our sister Susannah Waldo/' convey a life interest to 
them in a farm in Pomfret, Conn. He removed to Boston, proba- 
bly when young, lived the remainder of his life there and became 
a prominent and wealthy merchant. He was a large land owner 
in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and owned a share in the Mus- 
cungus Patent in Maine, which afterwards became the property 
of his son Samuel. 

His name often occurs in the Boston Records, though he held 
no important offices. His will, dated May 15, 1731, probated June 
11, 1731, in which he left u large donations to pious uses," names 
sons Samuel and Jonathan, daughters Hannah Fairweather and 
her husband Thomas Fairweather, and Anne Waldo, granddaughter 
Abigail Allen, son-in-iaw Jeremiah Allen, and wife Priscilla. He 
married 1st, November 28, 1692, at Boston, Hannah Mason, who 
was born about 1668, but whose parentage is unknown, though 
from certain evidence in Suffolk Deeds she may have been daugh- 
ter of John Mason of Boston, joyner, and his wife Sarah. 

Mrs. Hannah Waldo died May 16, 1726, aged 58, sav the Boston 
Records; but in the diary of Jeremiah Bumstead (Gen. Reg., xv., 
309), under date of June 3, 1726, we read "Also Mrs. Waldo 
dved; & buryed the 6." Mr. Waldo married 2d. Madam Priscilla 
Sparhawk, widow of Rev. John Sparhawk of Bristol. R. I. (inten- 
tions published February 11, 1726-7), and died May 26, 1731, 
aged 63. His widow removed to Kitterv, and died before March 
31, 1755, when her will was probated. Mr. Waldo "was always 
accounted a Man of Integrity, a fair dealer, and a liberal bene- 
factor to the Poor." 

Children of Jonathan and Hannah, all at Boston : 

i. Jonathan, d. Aug. 18, 1694. 

10. ii. Samuel, bap. Dec. 22, 1605. 

iii. Abigail, bap. Aug. IG, 1600. (Samuel's birth, recorded in Boston, 
Aug. 7, 1G0G, must be an error, and should read Abigail.) She d. 
young. 

11. iv. Jonathan, b. June 4, 1G97 (bapt. June 6). 

v. Mary, bap. Aug. 6, 1G99; d. young. 

vi. Cornelius, b. Feb. 13, 1700; "d. Nov. 6, 1714. 

vii. Hannah, b. Jan. 23, 1702: m. Nov. 4, 1713, at Boston, Thomas, 4 son 
of Thomas, 3 (John. 2 Thomas 1 ) and Hannah Fairwether of Boston, 
who was b. Nov. 7, 1G92, at Boston, and d. Nov. 20, 1733, at 
Boston. He was a merchant and lived on Milk St. "westerly of 
land of Old South Church." She d. Jan. 27, 1755, at Boston. They 
had seven children, 
viii. Edward, b. Aug. 23, 1704; d. Sept. 4, 1705. 

Lx. Mary, b. Feb. 25, 1705 : d. March 27, 1709. 

x. Anne, b. April 13, 1708: m. Jan. 27, 1731. Capt. Edward, 3 son of 
Edward 2 (Edward 1 ) and Elizabeth (Clark) Tyng, who was b. 1683. 
He m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of Cyprian Southack, who is said to have 
d. at London. He was in early life a sea captain, but later became 
a merchant in Boston, on Milk St., near the Old South meeting 
house. In 1740 he was appointed to command the Province Snow 
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"Prince of Orange," and in 1744 made his reputation by capturing 
a French privateer of superior force. In 1745. he was made com- 
modore of the colonial squadron which was fitted out to assist at 
the reduction of Louisbourg. and commanded the frigate " Massa- 
chusetts," in which he has been erroneously given the credit of the 
capture of the French man-of-war "Vigilant" of sixty-four guns, 
but in which capture he simply assisted. Two or three years later 
he abandoned the sea and returned to business, and d. Sept. 8. 
1755. at Boston. His wife d. previous to Jan. 14, 1734. They had 
six children. 
xi. Josiah, b. Aug. 13, 1709; d. April 24. 1710. 

xii. Abigail, b. Sept. 28, 1711; m. Jeremiah. 3 sou of Jeremiah- (James 1 ) 
and Mary (Caball) Alleu of Boston, who was b. Aug. 7, 1710, at 
Boston. She d. before her father made his will (May 15, 1731) 
leaving one child. Mr. Allen m. 2d, Elizabeth, by whom he had one 
son, James. The date of his death has not been learned. 

f>. John 3 Waldo (Johnr Cornelius 1 ) settled in that part of Windham, Ct., 
which is now called Scotland, but in 1710 or '11 lie removed to 
Boston, aud in various Suffolk Deeds is culled miller, brewer, dis- 
tiller and retailer. In 1719, he was with twenty-three others in- 
terested in the building of the New Brick Church, and was an 
original member of that society. lie married 1st, October 3, 
1706, at Windham, Elizabeth ffenno, whose parentage and birth 
has not been learned ; but she was probably some relation of the 
Ephraim ffenno of Boston, who was joint owner with Waldo of an 
estate in Boston. She died about 1720, and he married 2d, May 
22, 1722. at Boston, Ann Candage, who was born about 1092 and 
died February 2, 1723, a<*ed about 31 vears, as says her grave 
stone in Copp's Hill burying ground. He married 3d, June 22, 
1724, at Boston, Mrs. Hannah Bucklin or Buckley, who was a 
widow in 1719. She was daughter of Thomas and Mary Tawley, 
aud was born April 16, 1680, at Boston. She died before March 
5, 172S, aud he married 4th, April 14, 1730, at Boston, his cousin 
Elizabeth, daughter of Cornelius and Faith Waldo (No. 3, iii.). 
She died in 1746, as December 26, 1746, Cornelius Waldo was 
appointed administrator of the estate o f "his sister Elizabeth 
Waldo, widow." Mr. Waldo died about 1736, and administration 
on his estate was granted to Elizabeth Waldo, widow, October 19, 
1736. He appears to have had no children by his 3d and 4th 
wives. 

Children of John and Eliza, i. and ii. at Windham; iii.-vi. at 
Boston : 

12. i. John, b. Oct. 10, 1707. 

ii. Rehecca. b. Apr. 5. 1709; m. July 1, 1730, at Boston, Jeremiah, 4 son 
of Jeremiah 3 (Jeremiah, 2 Edmund 1 ') and Hannah Jackson, aud 
grandson of Mrs. Faith Waldo. He was b. Jan. 30, 1700, aud d. 
after Sept. 1, 1735, and she m. 2d, Aug. 8. 1737, at Boston, John 
Lefavour or Lefebvre, of whom nothincr has been learned. She d. 
September, 1707. By first husband she had two children, by second 
one child. 

13. iii. Benjamin, b. Feb. 21, 1711. 

iv. William, b. Feb. 3. 1713; d. Aug. I, 1715. 
v. Jerusha, b. May 10, 171C; m. 1st, Dec. 10, 1745, Thomas Lefabree 

(Lefebvre?) ; and 2<h Nov. 22, 1701. Peter Roberts of Boston, being 

his second wife. He d. about 1776. 
▼i. Anne, b. July 15. 1719; m. 1st, April 5, 1741, at Boston, Jo.v j ph, son 

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before Dec. 18. 1743. By him she had three children. She m. 2d, 
May 30, 1754. at Boston, Capt. Nathaniel. 5 son of Elkanah* 
(Nathaniel. 3 Nathaniel.- Nathaniel 1 ) and Elizabeth "Wales of Brain- 
tree, who was b. April 11. 1717, at Braintree. She was his second 
wife. His first wife, who was named Anna, d. May 12. 1753, at 
Braintree. By her he had live children. He d. June 20, 1790. His 
wife survived him, but d. before Oct. 1-1, 1800. Three children. 

Children of John and Anne, both at Boston: 

vii. William, b. Feb. 23(?) 1722: bapt. Feb. 17, 1722-3; probably d. 

young, 
viii. A child, b. Feb. 2, 1723; d. same day. 

7. Edward 3 Waldo {Jolm? Cornelius 1 ) was an extensive farmer in 

that part of Windham, Conn., which is now Scotland. His house, 
built by him about 1714, is still standing, and is owned by a 
descendant. He was commissioned lieutenant October, 1722. 
Was deacon of the Scotland Society. Representative October, 
1722, 1725 and 1730. He married, June 28. 1706, at Windham, 
Thankful, 3 daughter of Shubael" f Thomas 1 ) and Joanna (Bursley) 
Diruock of Mansrield. Conn., who was born November. 1G84, at 
Barnstable, Mass.. and died December 13, 1757, at Windham. 
He died August o, 17 67, at Windham. They are buried in the 
Palmer Cemeterv, Scotland, where their grave-stones are still 
standing. By his will it appears that he had a second wife Mary, 
who was probably the widow of Robert Freeman, and daughter of 
Elisha and Rebecca Paine. 

Children of Edward and Thankful, all recorded at Windham: 

14. i. Shubael, b. April 7, 1707. 

15. ii. Edward, b. July 27. 1709. 

16. iii. Corxelius, b. Feb. IS, 1711-12. 

iv. Anne, b. >sov. 3, 1714; d. Jan. 17, 1734, unra. 
v. JOHN, b. Apr. 19, 1717; d. Aug. 2D, 172G. 

17. vi. Bethuel, b. June 10, 1710. 

vii. Thankful, b. July 3, 1721 ; d. Aug. 25, 1726. 

viii. Joanna, b. April 13, 1723; m. Jan. 25, 17-13-4. at Windham, Jonah, 
son of Jonathan Brewster of "Windham. He d. June 3. 1750, and 
she m. 2d, June 5, 1755, Josiah, son of Josiah and Abigail (Paine) 
Cleveland, who \\ as b. April 4. 1713. ana d. May 7, 1793. She d. 
April 4, 1803. By her first husband she had live children, by her 
second three children. 

18. ix. Zacheus, b. Julv 19, 1725. 

19. x. John, b. Oct. 18, 1728. 

8. Cornelius 3 Waldo ( Cornelius, 2 Cornelius 1 ) became an eminent 

and wealthy merchant in Boston. His name frequently appears 
in the town records. Like his uncle Jonathan he was a large 
land owner, being with John Oulton and Thomas Palmer a pro- 
prietor of the town of Worcester, in the right of Capt. John 
Wing. He was iu business in Boston with Mr. Oulton and later 
with his cousin Samuel Waldo, at one time on King Street, and 
later in Merchants Row. He lived in Leverett's Lane and perhaps 
^also on King Street. He never was a resident of Worcester, 
though he owned a house there which his sou Cornelius occupied 
for some years. He m. Aug. 28, 1710, at Boston, Faith. 4 daugh- 
ter of Thomas, 3 (Thomas 2 William 1 ) and Elizabeth (Scottow) Sav- 
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survived her husband, and died Feb. 3, 1760, at Boston. He died 
June 4, 1753. 

Children of Cornelius and Faith, all at Boston : 

i. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 17, 1711: d. Aug. 22, 1714. 

ii. Faith, b. Jan. 1. 1713: m. June 22. 1743, at Boston, Qbadiah, son of 
Johu and Rachel Cooksou of Boston, who was b. Feb. 1, 1700, at 
Boston, and d. before Jan. 1, 1771. His first wife was Margaret 
Smith, who d. Jan. 19, 1742, leaving two children. Mr. Cookson 
- was an eccentric grocer in Boston, who kept his store on Fish 
Street, at the sign of the " Cross X Pistols." His marriage with 
_ Faith Waldo proved unhappy, and they appear not to have lived 

together after 1748. She d. Nov. 8 or 9, 1784 (buried Nov. 11). 
They had three children. 

20. iii. Cornelius, b. April 25, 1715. 

iv. Elizabeth, b, Oct. 14. 1716; m. Dec. 9, 1742, at Boston, Benjamin, 3 
son of Ebenezer 2 (Richard 1 ) and Rebecca (Sprague) Austin of 
Charlestown, who was b. March 9, 1716. He was a merchant in 
Boston, and d. March 14, 1806. She d. May 4, 1801, at Boston. 
They had nine children. 

v. Thomas, b. Sept. 8, 1718. He was a merchant in Boston; was mus- 
ter master in the Louisbourg expedition, 1744-5. Hed. July 6, 1796, 
at Watertown, nnmar. 

vi. John, b. Oct. 30, 1720; was a prosperous merchant in Boston, atone 
time with his brother Daniel at " the south corner of the Court 
House," and later alone at '• No. 17 on the Long Wharf." He m. 
Sept. 17, 1761, at Boston, Abigail, dau. of Samuel and Hannah 
Welles of Boston, who was b. Dec. 2, 1730, at Boston, andd. June 
3, 1768. They had one child, which d. in infancy. He d. June 10, 
1796, at Boston. 

21. vii. Joseph; b. Jan. 11, 1722. 

22. viii. Daniel, b. Oct. 29, 1724. 

ix. Lydia, b. June 22, 1727; m. about 1748, Timothy, 3 son of Ebenezer- 
(Richard 1 ) and Rebecca (Sprague) Austin of Charlestown, who 
was bapt. June 22. 1718, at Charlestown. and d. June, 1787, at Bos- 
ton. He was a leather dresser, lived at Charlestown and was town 
treasurer 1763. She d. Aug. 4, 1800, at Beverly. His first wife was 
Mary Trumbull, by whom he had one child. She d. Jau. 1744-5. 
By wife Lydia he had eleven children. 

9. Zecfiariah 3 Waldo {Daniel, 2 Cornelius 1 ) was a farmer at Pomfret, 
Ct. In 1742 he received a tavern license. May 12, 1743, he was 
commissioned lieutenant of the second company in Pomfret; was 
constable 1739-43; he m. June 2o, 1723. at Pomfret, Abigail,* 
daughter of Joseph 2 (Richard 1 ) and Sarah Griffen of Roxbury, 
who was born about 1710, probably at Pomfret, where she died 
Oct. 18, 1777. He died November 22, 1761, at Pomfret. 
Children of Zechariah aud Abigail, all at Pomfret: 



23. i. Jonathan, b. March 22, 1728. 

ii. Abigail, b. June 17, 1731; m. July 21, 1749, at Pomfret, David 

Bucklin, a wheelwright, who lived at Coventry, R. I., and later at 

Herkimer, N. Y., where he d. Jan. 21. 1S20, in his 94th year. She 

d. May, 1805, in New York State. Five children. 
Daniel, b. May 30, 1737. «&y 

Sarah, b. Jan. 9, 1739 ; m. 1764, Israel, son of Gen. Israel and Hannah 

(Pope) Putnam. They removed to Belpre, O., where he d. March 7, 

1812. They had eight children. 
Susannah, b. Oct. 26, 1742; d. July 22, 1815; unmar. 
Albigence, b. Dec. 30, 1744; d. Oct, 9, 1749. 
Samuel, b. Aug. 28, 1747. 
Albigence, b. Feb. 27, 1749. 



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10. Samuel 3 Waldo {Jonathan. 2 Cornelius 1 ) was brought up a merchant 
in his father's counting room, and afterwards was in business with 
his cousin Cornelias on King Street and later in Merchants Row, 
but may not have continued long with him. He became a very 
wealthy and prominent man, was an intimate friend of Sir William 
Pepperrell and of William Shirley, whose appointment as gover- 
nor he was instrumental in obtaining, much to the wrath of Gov. Bel- 
cher. He was ?n owner in the Muscungus Patent in Maine, and 
eventually became almost the so^ proprietor of that property, which 
contained about 500,000 acres. He was also a large proprietor of 
lands in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and at his death his pro- 
perty inventoried £71,020: 14:6 lawful money, an enormous 
fortune for those days. He is described as " an accomplished gentle- 
man, active and enterprising, an elegant military officer, tall and 
portly." Feb. 7, 1745, he was commissioned brigadier general, 
and was second in command to Sir William Pepperrell in the 
Louisbourg expedition. In connection with his Maine lauds, he 
made many voyages to Europe. He settled what is now Waldo- 
boro' with German colonists. He lived on Queen Street in Boston, 
but also owued a residence in Falmouth. He died suddeulv, while 
on an expedition with Gov. Pownall, at or near the site of the 
present City of Bangor, May 23, 1759. He married (published 
June 9, 1722) Lucy, daughter of Francis and Sarah (Whipple) 
Wain wright of Ipswich, who was born April 30. 1704, at Ipswich, 
and d. Aug. 7, 1741, at Boston. Mr. Waldo was councillor 
1742-5 and 1758. 

Children of Samuel and Lucy, all at Boston : 

27. i. Samuel, b. May 7. 1743. 

ii. Lucy, b. Jan. 23, 1724: m. Dec. 14. 1747, at Boston. Isaac, 4 son of 
Edward 3 (Edward, 2 John 1 ) and Hannah (Moody) Winslow of Bos- 
ton, who was b. May 2. 1709, at Boston. He graduated Harvard 
College 1727, was an eminent merchant in Boston, lived at Rox- 
bury, was a mandamus councillor but resigned the office in re- 
sponse to the demands of his fellow citizens. Pie accompanied 
the royal army to Halifax in 1770, and d. 1777 in New York. His 
wife Lucy d. Nov. 7. 1768, at Falmouth, and Mr. Winslow m. 2d, 
Nov. 16, 1770, Jemima Debuke. by whom he had one child. She d. 
1790 in London. By his first wife he had seven children. 

iii. Hannah, b. Nov. 21, 1726; m. Jan. 14, 1751, at Boston. Thomas, son 
of Capt. James and Elizabeth (Luist) Flucker of Charlestown, 
who was b. Oct. 9, 1719. at Charlestown. Hannah was previously 
betrothed to Andrew, only son of Sir William Pepperrell, but 
owing to unaccountable and mortifying actions and delays on 
his part the engagement was broken by the young lady at the al- 
tar. Mr. Flucker was a merchant in Boston and a leading man 
there. He was representative 175G-G0, councillor 1701-8, and sec- 
retary from Nov. 12, 1770 till the end of British rule in Boston. 
Aug. 8, 1774. he was sworn as mandamus councillor. He ac- 
companied the British troops to Halifax, and thence went to Lon- 
don where he d. Feb. 16, 17^3. He m. 1st, June 12, 1744, Judith, 
dau. of James and Hannah Bowdoin. whod. May 25, 1750, without 
children. Mrs. Hannah Flucker d. Dec. 1785 at London. They 
had three children. 

iv. Francis, b. June 13, 1728. graduated Harvard College 1747. April 28, 
1758, was appointed Collector at Falmouth and retained that office 
until 1770; was representative for Falmouth 17G2 and '3. He was 
atory like the rest of his family, and soon after the destruction of 
Falmouth by Mowatt went to London, and d. June 9, 1784, at Tun- 
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v. Sarah, bapt. Sept. 21, 1732; probably d. young. 

vi. Ralph-Gulstox. b. Aug, 25. 1735, -was in Feb. 1757 appointed cap- 
tain in Col. Joseph F rye's regiment, which formed part of the 
garrison of Fort William Henry during its siege and surrender on 
the 9th of August following. His fate is in doubt. In Xile's 
'■ History of the Indian and French Wars " it is said: "'Captain 
Waldo, probably venturing too near, was shot through the body. 
He was carried into the fort, but soon after died"; " after tbe fort 
was surrendered they [the Indians] dug up Captain Waldo, be- 
fore spoken of. and others and scalped them." This story is part- 
ly confirmed by a report in Mass. Archives that Capt. Waldo's 
company was commanded after Aug. 8 by Capt. Abel Keen, and 
by the fact that Waldo d. before his father, as he is not named in 
the settlement of his father's estate. He never married. 

11. Jonathan 8 Waldo {Jonathan r Cornelius 1 ) is described as a mer- 

chant when adminstration of his estate was granted to his widow. 
He lived on Prince Street in Boston. He married May 2, 1721, 
Susanna, 3 daughter of Newcomb' 2 (Philip 1 ) and Mary Blague, who 
was born March 19, 1700, at Boston, and died before September 
20, 1750, when Capt. Edward Tyng was appointed administrator 
of her estate. Mr. Waldo died March 21, 1735, of apoplexy. 
Children of Jonathan and Susanna, at Boston: 

i. Mary, b. Feb. 22. 1722: m. Nov. 3. 1713. Gilbert. 3 son of Thomas 2 
(Gilbert 1 ) and Sarah (Covell) Colesworthy of Boston, who was b. 
June 10, 1721. at Boston. The name is sometimes written Cole. He 
is said (Gen*. Reg. xv. 330) to have been one of the Boston Tea Party, 
to have removed to Nantucket and d. there 1818. This was pro- 
bably the son. as the will of Gilbert Colesworthy of Boston, 
caulker, was probated Aug. 10. 1784. it names his wife Mary and 
all the children. The will of Mary Colesworthy of Boston, widow, 
was probated April 15, 1788. They had eight children. 
23. ii. Jonathan, b. Aug. IS, 1721. 

12. John 4 "Waldo (John. 3 John, 2 Cornelius 1 ) married Dec. 1, 1732. at 

Boston, Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Dineley) 
Goold of Boston, who was born April 17. 1704, at Boston. She 
seems to have removed to Scituate, Mass., after her husband's 
death and was living there April 28, 1788. Mr. Waldo was a 
cooper, living in Boston, and died there before Oct. 4, 175*, for 
his wife's mother in her will of that date names her " daughter 
Hannah Waldo, ye widow of John Waldo, deceased." 
Children of John and Hannah, at Boston : 

i. Mart, b. Sept. 11. 1733; d. young:. 
ii. Elizabeth, bapt. Dec. 22, 1734. 
iii. Mehetabel, bapt. Oct. 3, 1730. 
iv. John. bapt. Sept. 25. 1737: d. young. 

v. Benjamin, bapt. Nov. 5. 1738. * He is named in his uncle Benjamin's 
will. Benjamin Waldo and Rachel Perrey were m. Sept. 18, 1757, 
at Fownallborough, Me. He d. Jan. 20. 1809, in the alms house in 
Boston, 
vi. Mary, bapt. Oct. 10, 1740; d. July, 1771. 
vii. John, bapt. June 13. 1742. 

3 3. Benjamin 4 Waldo (John. 3 John, 2 Cornelius 1 ) was. until after 1750, 
a " mariner," the name of Capt. Waldo often appearing in the re- 
ports of the sailings and arrival- of vessels at Boston. Later in 
life he became interested in real estate, and accumulated quite a 
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he continued to be chosen every year, except 1765, until 1777. lie 
was foreman of the jury of inquest on the death of Michael Johnson 
alias Crispus Attucks, March 6, 1770. He lived at No. 57 Corn- 
hill. He died November, 1795. at Boston. He never married. 

14. Shubael 4 Waldo (Edward? John, 2 Cornelius 1 ) resided first at 

Norwich, Conn., afterwards at Mansfield, and removed about 1763 
to Alstead, N. H. He married. October 14, 1730. at Bridgewater, 
Mass., Abigail, 4 daughter of Samuel 3 (Samuel, 2 Samuel 1 ) and 
Rebecca (Cary) Allen of East Bridgewater, Mass. lie died May 
12, 177G, at Alstead. 

Children of Shubael and Abigail, i.-v. recorded at Norwich ; all 
recorded at Mansfield : 

i. Samuel, b. Sept. 18, 1731; m. Hannah Waters. 

ii. Shubael, b. Jan. 10. 173?. : m. Priscilla Smith. 

iii. Abiather, b. January 2, 1735: a farmer at Shaftsbury, Vt. 

iv. Jesse, b. Sept. 6, 1736; in. Bridget Thompson. 

v. Jonathan, b. Aug. 17. 1738; m. Ann Palmer. 

vi. Thankful, b. Sept. 28, 1710: d. Oct. 21, 1756. 
vii. Edward, b. May 14, 1712; m. Jerusha Thompson. 
viii. Daniel, b. Jan. 30, 1744; m. Hannah Carlton. 

ix. Mary, b. April 2, 1745. 

x. Abigail, b. Jan. 11, 1717: ra. a Mr. Dutcher. 

xi. Beulah, b. Jan. 16, 1710; lived at Tiumouth, Vt. 
xii. Ruth. b. April 23. L750; d. Dee. 21, 1753. 
xiii. Rebecca, b. March 8. 1752. 

xiv. Ruth, b. April 10. 1755; m. 1st. Mr. Sprague; 2d, Mr. Galusha. 
xv. Calvin, b. March 12, 1759; in. 1st, Judith Graves; 2d, Mrs. Clarissa 
Whitney. 

15. Edward 4 Waldo (Edward? John? Cornelius 1 ) was one of the first 

members of the Third or Scotland Society in Windham, Conn. 
He lived for a while at Windham, but, in 1734-5, he purchased a 
farm in Canterbury, and probably lived there the rest of his life, 
though in a deed given in 1744 he is called of Norwich. He died 
September 4. 1807, at Canterbury. He married 1st, about 1733, 
Abigail, 4 daughter of John 15 (John,- John 1 ) and Susannah (Baker) 
Elderkin of Norwich, who was born September 29, 1715, at Nor- 
wich. The date of her death is unknown. Pie had a second wife, 
Ruth, named in his will, who died October 14, 1824, aged 97. 

Children of Edward and Abigail, all recorded at Canterbury; 
ii.-iv. baptized at Scotland : 

i. Zachariah, b. Feb. l, 1731-5: m. 1st, Elizabeth Wight ; 2d, Cynthia 

Park, 
ii. Axx. b. Sept. 5, 1735(?) : bapt. Sept. 11, 1737: m. Col. Elisha Paine. 
iii. Nathan, b. June 23, 171m (bapt. July 13 ; m. Zerviah Paine, 
iv. Abigail, b. July 15, 1711 (bapt. Aug. 5; : m. a Mr. Johnson. 

16. Cornelius 4 Waldo (Edward? John? Cornelius 1 ) lived first in that 

part of Windham which is now Scotland, Conn. He was an 
original member of the Scotland Church, but with his father and 
brothers took part in the Separatist movement, and in 1747 was 
.excommunicated. About this time he removed to Canterbury, 
and was there in 1763. He probably removed from Canterbury 
about that time, and there is no further record of him. He mar- 
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and Abigail Walden of Windham, who was born February 13, 
1718-19, at Windham. 

Children of Cornelius and Abigail, i.-v. at Windham ; yi.-ix. at 
Canterbury : 

i. Cornelius, b. Oct. 30. 1735; d. young, 
ii. Irene, b. April IS, 1738; m. Thaddeus Ames, 
hi. Cornelius, b. March 21, 1741: was a drummer in the Revolution 

after Lexington, and at New York in 1776 ; m. Elizabeth Park. 
iv. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 6, 1713. 
v. Abigail, b. July 17, 1715; d. Oct. 22, 1749. 
vi. Isaac ; b. Sept. 28, 171S; d. Oct. 18, 1719. 
vii. Susannah, b. Aug. 10, 1719. 
viii. Isaac, b. April 8, 1751; d. March 23, 1752. 
ix. Abigail, b. March 31, 1753; d. Dec. 6, 1751. 

17. Bethuel 4 Waldo (Edward? John, 2 Cornelius 1 ) lived first at Wind- 

ham, but removed about 1751 to Tolland, where his father gave 
him seventy acres of land March 13, 1751. He married, May 25, 
1743, at Windham, Lois Munsell. 

Children of Bethuel and Lois, i.-iii. at Windham, rest at 
Tolland : 

i. Temperance, b. July 20, 1744 (so recorded, but Sarah, dau. of 

Bethuel Waldo, was bapt. Sept. 9, 1744). 
ii. Ezra, b. March, 1745-6 (bapt. March 30, 1746). He is said to have 

d. at Havana. 1762. 
iii. Joanna, b. May 10, 1748. 
iv. Bethuel, b. May 23, 1751; was a private in Second Connecticut 

Regiment, March 1, 1778, to July 17, 1778; m. Ruth Wheeler, 
v. Lois. b. June 2, 1753. 
vi. Eunice, b. July 29, 1755. 

vii. Henry, b. Jan. 14, 1762; rn. Hannah Tucker, 
viii. Thankful. 

18. Zacheus 4 Waldo (Edward, 3 John 2 Cornelius 1 ) was a farmer in that 

part of Windham which is now Scotland, Conn., living on the old 
homestead. He was a Separatist like his father and brothers. He 
married 1st, February 3, 1746-7. at Lebanon. Conn., Talitha, 4 
daughter of Joseph 3 (Joseph, 2 Henry 1 ) and Ruth (Denison) Kings- 
bury of Haverhill, who was born October 7, 1726, at Norwich, 
Conn., and died January 18 (gravestone says 16), 1789, at Wind- 
ham. He married second. Catharine, widow of Moses Graves. 
He died September 10, 1810. 

Children of Zacheus and Talitha, all at Windham : 

i. Cyprian, b. Nov. 13, 1747: m. Hannah Ripley. 
ii. Ruth, b. Nov. 28, 1748; m. Capt. Ebenezer Bass, 
iii. John, b. April 22, 1750; was a surgeon, and served as such in the 

Revolution in 1775 and 1776: m. Lucy Lyman, 
iv. Eunice, b. Feb. 12, 1753; rn. William Rudd. 
v. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1754; m. a Mr. Elmore. 

vi. Zacheus, b, Nov. 20, 1756; was a private after the battle of Lexing- 
ton, and a^ain in Fourth Connecticut Regiment, April 22, 1777, to 
Jan. 6, 1778; in. Esther Stevens. 
vii. Joseph, b. Oct. 5, 1758; was a private in Fourth Connecticut Bat- 
talion from June, 1776. to Dec. 25, 1776, and asaiu enlisted July 5, 
1780, and was discharged Nov. 20, 17o0: m. July 15, 1788, Anne, 
dau. of Luke and Mary (Bliss) Bliss, who was b. April 22, 1769. 
They removed to Berkshire, N. Y. 
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ix. Daniel, b. Sept. 10. 3 7G2 : was drafted, 1773, for a month's service, 
subsequently enlisted for eight months, was captured at Horse 
Neck and imprisoned at Xew York in the sugar house. After be- 
ing exchanged, he returned home, prepared for college, graduated 
at Yale College 1788, became a minister. Was chosen Chaplain of 
Congress in 1856, when 9G years old, and d. July 30, 18G4, at Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., aged 101 yrs. 10 mos. 20 days. He in. Nancy (not 
Mary, as says Gen. Reg., xix.. p. 84) Hanchett. 
x. A Daughter, b. December, 17G5; d. soon, 
xi. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 15, 1766; m. Eunice Devotion, 
xii. Ozias, b. April 21, 17G8; m. Anna Ripley. 

19. John 4 Waldo {Edward? John? Cornelius 1 ) married, March 14, 

1750-1, at Windham, Jemima, 6 daughter of John 5 (John, 4 John, 8 
George, 2 George 1 ) Abbot. He died Aug. 23, 1814. 

Children of John and Jemima, i., ii., iii., v. and vi. recorded at 

Windham : 

i. Pinrrs, b. Jan. 21, 1752; killed in Revolutionary war, Jan. 18, 1776. 
ii. Olive, b. Nov. 24-, 1753; m. Peter Hartwell. 
iii. Gamaliel, b. Aug. 28, 1755; m. a Mrs. Gardner. 
iv. Ann, b. Nov. 24, 1757; ra. Benjamin Waite. 
v. Zerviah, b. Feb. 2. 1760; m. Job Golf. 
vi. John, b. Feb. 16, 1762; m. and left descendants, 
vii. Daniel, b. May 24, 1764. 
viii. Jemima, b. May 26, 1766; m. Henry Lake. 
ix. Jedediah, b. Oct. 17, 1772; m. Polly Porter. 

20. Cornelius 4 Waldo ( Cornelius, 3 Cornelius? Cornelius 1 ) was in 

early life a merchant in Boston, but about 1738 removed to Wor- 
cester, where he lived in a bouse belonging to his father on what 
is now the corner of Main and Mechanic Streets; before 1750 he 
removed to Watertown and later to Sudbury, where he is supposed 
to have died. He married 1st, Hannah, 8 daughter of Daniel 2 
(John 1 ) Lnd Hannah Hey wood of Worcester, who was born Decem- 
ber 30, 1720. at Worcester, and died December 2, 1765, at Water- 
town. He had a second wife, also named Hannah, of whom 
nothing is known. lie had no children. 

21. Joseph 4 Waldo (Cornelius? Cornelius? Cornelius 1 ) graduated at 

Harvard College, 1741. March 23, 1746, he was commissioned 
1st lieutenant in Second Massachusetts Regiment. Later, he be- 
came a merchant in Boston, and was in company with his brother 
Daniel until 1770. In 1771, he went to England and settled in 
Bristol, thence he removed to Cheltenham, where he died October 
27, 1816. Mr. Waldo was a person of some importance in Boston. 
He was overseer of the poor from 17G7 to 1770, and on declining 
a re-election was publicly thanked for his previous services. He 
married. March 11, 1762, at Boston, Martha, daughter of John 
and Hannah Jones of Boston, who was born July 22, 1737, at 
Boston, "a young lady with a handsome Fortune, and endowed 
with those Amiable Accomplishments which conspire to make the 
Marriage State agreeable." She died September 30, 1768, at 
Boston. 

Children of Joseph and Martha, at Boston or Dorchester : 

i. Joseph, b. June 18, 1764; became a merchant in Bristol, Eng. ; m. 
Sarah Pope, and has descendants in England who are the only 









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226 Waldo Family in America. [April. 

representatives by the name of Waldo of the family of Cornelius 2 
(Cornelius 1 ). 
ii. Johx-Joxp:s, b. Sept. 15. 1767; never married. 

22. Daniel 4 Waldo (Cornelius. 3 Cornelius.' 2 Cornelius 1 ) became a mer- 
chant in Boston, and was in business both with his brother John 
and his brother Joseph; the former partnership lasted but a short 
time, the latter until 1770. In 177 G. he removed from Boston 
with his family, first sfoing to Providence it is said, and in 1777 he 
bought a small place in Lancaster. Mass.. where he lived until his 
removal to "Worcester in 1782. In Worcester he became a pros- 
perous merchant and prominent citizen. He held few political 
offices. He succeeded his brother Joseph as overseer of the poor 
in Boston in 1770, and held that office until his removal from 
Boston. He is accused of having svmnnthized with the tories 
during the devolution, but the accusation does not appear to be 
just. He was undoubtedly aristocratic in his tastes, and his ex- 
travagance in owning a "one horse Chaise" (the only one in 
Worcester) was much crricised. He died December S. 180S, at 
Worcester. He married, May 3. 1757, at Boston. Bebecca, 3 
daughter of Nicholas -2 (John 1 ) and Martha (Saunders) Salisbury, 
who was born April 7. 1731, at Boston, and died September 25, 
1811, at Worcester, "an excellent Lady whose constant exercise 
of all the social and Christian virtues made her an ornament and 
blessing to this world and qualified her for the Society of Heaven." 
Children of Daniel and Rebecca, all at Boston: 

i. JOSEPH, b. April 20, 175S : d. Aug. 25, 1700. 
ii. Thomas,") , , r , ._.„ f d. May U or 15, 1759. 
iii. JOHN, / D ' May i? J ,OJ ; \ d. June 21 or July 22, 1759. 
iv. Daniel, b. June 11, 1700: d. June 13, 170'). 

v. Maktiia, b. Sept. 14. 1701 : m. Nov. 25, 17^.1. at Lancaster. Levi Lin- 
coln, and d. March 2$, 1^2$. at Worcester. •• She was followed to 
the grave by two sons, who are uow Governors of the States of 
Massachusetts and Maine, and by another son and a son-in-law who 
are Senators of Massachusetts, and a brother who has held the 
same station. Her husband was formerly Attorney General of the 
United States, and afterwards Lieutenant Governor and acting: 
Chief Magistrate of Massachusetts." He d. April 14, 1820, at 
Worcester. 
vi. Daniel, b. Jan. 20, 1703: d. July 9, 1845, unrn. 
vii. Rebecca-Elbridge, b. May 1, 1764; d. Nov. 9, 1705. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 21. 1705: d. Aug. 23, 1845, unm. 
ix. Sarah, b. Feb. 22. 1707: d. March 19, 1851, unm. 
x. Kebecca, b. Sept. 22, 1771: d. June 19, 1840, unir. 

23. Joxathax 4 Waldo (Zec/tariah. 2 Daniel, 3 Cornelius 1 ) was a farmer 
in Pomfret, Ct., where he was a prominent man. and held various 
town offices. He died December 21, 1788, at Canterbury, where 
perhaps he had been living. He married 1st. Feb. 23. 1757. at Pom- 
fret, Abigail, 6 daughter of Nathaniel 5 ( Benjamin, 4 John. 3 Thomas, 3 
Thomas 1 ) and Abigail (Blood) Whittemore of Harvard. Mass. 
She died December 20, 1772. and he murried 2d, April 7. 1773, 
at Pomfret, Joanna Mighell of whom no more is known. 
Children of Jonathan and Abigail, all at Pomfret: 

i. Abigail, b. June 17. 1757; in. Nathan Hyde. 
ii. IIaxxaii, 1). Feb. 1. 1759; m. Rowland Leas-ens. 
iii. Sarah, b. March 13, 1701; never married ; d. June 30, 1837. 



1898.] Waldo Family in America. 227 

iv. Louisiana, b. July 11, 1703: d. July 1. 1766. 
v. Zachauiah, ) m. Abigail Corbin. 

Vb. Dec. 26, 1764; 
vi. Jonathan, J d. Jan. 3, 1765. 

vii. Louisiana, b. June 26. 1767. 
viii. Jonathan, b. June 1, 1760. 
ix. Benjamtn-Whxtmore, b. Feb. 21, 1771: d. March 16, 1771. 
x. John, b. July 28, 1772; id. 1st, Rebecca Sprague; 2d, Lucretia 
Smith. 

Children of Jonathan and Joanna, all at Pomfret : 

xi. Lucretia, b. Nov. 7, 1773: m. Frederic Averill. 
xii. Joseph- Warren, b. July 12, 1776: m. Elizabeth Lamar, 
xiii. Benjamin, b. Aug. 28, 1778; d. Sept. 13. 1773. 
xiv. Betsey-Flekpoint, b. Aug. 11, 1781; ra. Leonard Corbin. 

24. Daniel 4 Waldo (Zechariah? Daniel," Cornelius 1 ) removed about 

1770 to Vermont, living for a time in Royalton and Pomfret, but 
finally settled in Woodstock, Vt. He was a trader in land, in 
which he was at times successful, but finally died March 2, 1792, 
" sadly in debt and miserably poor." He married 1st. October 1, 
1761. at Pomfret, Lois, daughter of Israel and Sarah (Winchester) 
Dana, who was born April 5, 1738, at Pomfret. He had a second 
wife, Matilda. 

Children of Daniel and Lois, all at Pomfret: 

i. Lois. b. Jan. 23. 1762; d. Feb. 12, 1762. 

ii. Susannah, b. March 21, 1763: m. Willard Fierce, 
iii. Albigence, b. Jan. 9, 1761. 
iv. Lucv, b. Feb. 20, 1767; m. Jabez Farkhurst. 

v. Daniel, b. June 2, 1769. 

25. Samuel 4 Waldo (Zechariah* Daniel, 2 Cornelius 1 ) lived at Pomfret, 

Ct., and is described as a " Taylor/' " He was an affectionate & 
Faithful Husband, a tender pareut, an honest man & a valuable 
member of Society." He died February 14, 1810, at Pomfret. 
He married November 2, 1773. at Brooklyn, Ct., Mollv. 5 daughter 
of Gen. Israel 4 (Joseph. 3 Thomas,- John 1 ) and Hannah (Pope) 
Putnam, who was born Mav 20. 1753, at Brooklyn, and died 2s o- 
vember 18, 1825, at Conway. N. H. 

Children of Samuel and Molly, all at Pomfret : 

i. Betsey, b. Sept. 22. 1771: m. John-Augustcs Gleason. 
ii. Israel-Putnam, b. Dee. 22, 1776: d. Jan. 2, 1736. 
iii. Samuel-Putnam, b. March 12. 1770; d. Feb. 23, 1826; unmar. 
iv. Francis, b. April 22. 1784; m. 1st, Lucinda Cheeuy; 2d, Eliza-F. 

Wenvrood. 
v. Lewis, b. June 25. 1737: d. Mav 7. 17SS. 
vi. Folly, b. April 13, 1789; m. Zara Cutler. 
vii. Lewis-Pctnam. b. March 22, 1706: d. March 23, 1796. 

26. Albigence 4 Waldo {Zechariah? Daniel: 1 Cornelius 1 ) became a sur- 

geon of great prominence. July 1, 1775, he was appointed sur- 
geon's mate in the 8th Connecticut Regiment; was discharged Sep- 
tember 10. April 3, 1777, was attached to anew regiment under 
Col. Huntington, and remained with it until his resignation Octo- 
ber 1. 17.0. He had a large practice throughout Windham coun- 
ty, Ct. He lived at different times at Woodstock, Pomfret and 
Windham, and died January 20, 1704, at Pomfret. He married 




































































































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Waldo Family in America. 



[April, 



1st, November 11, 1772, at Windham. Lydia, 3 daughter of Eli- 
sha 2 (Elijah 1 ) and Phebe (Carter) Hurlbut of Windham, who was 
born Feb. 1, 1750-1, at Windham, and died Feb. 7, 1785, at Pom- 
fret. He married 2d, July G, 1787, at Pomfret, Lucy, daughter of 
Benjamin and Mary Cargill, who was born August 16, 1762, at 
Pomfret. 

Children of Albigrence and Lydia, i.-iv. recorded at Wood- 
stock, all recorded at Pomfret : 

i. Elisha-IIurlbut, b. Sept. 11, 1773; d. July 25, 1801; unmar. 

ii. Ralph, b. Nov. 27, 1775; d. Ang. 10, 1777. 
iii. Harkiot, b. April 14, 1777: m. Svlvanus Backus, 
iv. Thomas-Fanning, b. Sept.' 19, 1779: d. Sept. 13, 1854. 

v. Nancy, bapt. Sept. 2. 1781, at Woodstock: d. young. 
vi. Nancy, b. April S, 17S3; d. June 11, 1854; prob. unmar. 
vii. Albigenxe, b. Jan. 29, 1785; m. Lncretia Partridge. 



vm. 
xi. 



Children of Albigence and Lucy, at Woodstock: 

Lucy, b. April 3. 1788: el. July 3, 1809. 
Laura, b. May 23, 1789; d. Nov. 18, 1795. 



27. Samuel 4 Waldo (Samuel? Jonathan* Cornelius 1 ) graduated Harvard 
College 1743, settled in Falmouth, and was elected representative 
1744. He accompanied his father on the Louisbourg expedition, 
receiving a commission as commissary, Feb. 2, 1744, as brevet 
captain, March 23, 1744, and as captain October 12, 1745. He 
became a prominent eitizen of Falmouth, and served eight years 
in the legislature. He died April 16, 1770. at Falmouth. He 

O A. 

married 1st, Aug. 11, 1761, Grizell 5 , daughter of Lieut.-Gov. An- 
drew 4 (Daniel, 3 Peter, 2 Thomas 1 ) and Mary (Sanford) Oliver of 
Boston, who was born May 9, 17o7, and died December 19, 1761. 
He married 2d, March 9 (or 29) 1702, Sarah, daughter of John 
and Abigail (Philips) Erving of Boston, who was boru June 8, 
1737, at Boston, and died November 25, 1817. at Boston. 

Children of Samuel and Sarah, i.-v. at Falmouth, vi. at Bos- 
ton : 

i. Sarah, b. Nov. 30, 1762; m. William Wetmore. 
ii. Samuel, b. March 4. 1764; m. Sarah-Tyng Winslow. 
iii. John-Erving, b. Aug:. 28, 1765; d. April 17, 1787; unmar. 
iv. Lucy, b. Au^. 10. 1766; m. Alexander YVolcott. 

v. Franxis, b. Dec. 2f>. 17C8; probably d. young. 
vi. Ralph, b. Sept. 1770; probably d. young. 



28. Jonathan 4 Waldo (Jonathan? Jonathan? Cornelius 1 ) was a " ma- 
riner," and lived in Boston; but nothing has been learned of 
him. His will was probated January 5, 1759. Pie married 
July 20, 1749, at Bostou, Mary, daughter of John No well of 
Boston. The dates of her birth and death have not been learned. 
She was living 17G4. 

Children of Jonathan and Mary, i. and ii. at Boston, iii. not re- 
corded : 

i. Susanna, b. April 22. 1750; m. John Caswell. 

ii. Jonathan-, b. June 25. 1754; m. 1st, Mary Ropes : 2d, Emily Mes- 
singer. His descendants are the only living representatives by the 
name of Waldo in the line of Jonathan 2 (Cornelias 1 ;, 

iii. Sarah. 



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Petition of Desire Gorham. 



229 



PETITION OF DESIRE GORHAM. 

The petition of Desire Gorham, and her sons James and John, to settle 
the estate of her husband. Capt. John Gorham, in 1675 (see fac-simile No. 
II. in the article on the Gorham family, ante. pp. 18G to 19-4) is in the 
" 4 Scrap Book," page 1*20. Plymouth Records. As she was the daughter 
of John Rowland and Elizabeth Tilley, and " one of the first born in Ply- 
mouth," her signature is of interest. The signature of Capt. John Gorham, 
under date of 1673 may be found in the same " Scrap Book," page 111. 

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Record of Deaths at JBdgartown. 



[April, 



COPY OF A RECORD OF DEATHS KEPT BY THE REV 

SAMUEL KIXGSBURY, MINISTER OF THE 

GOSPEL AT EDGARTOVTN, MASS. 

Communicated by Miss Harriet M. Pease, Genealogist, of Edgartown, Mass. 
"Deaths in ye Town of JBdgartown" 



1761 



1762 



1763 



June 



1764 



Enoch Coffin Esq r 
Two children 
Capt. Killy 
Widow Cleavland 
Cornelius Merchant 
ye Wife of Peter Riply 

ve Widow clachorn 

James Coval 

Seth Merchant 

ye wife of Tho' Peas 

a child of Seth Donhaui 

ye wife of Nicholas Butler 

2 children of Atsat 

a child of Nath. Vinson 

Son of Enoch Norton 



a child of Stephen Peas 

Mr. Joseph Jenkins 

a child who lived at Mr. Jno. Coffin's 

Mrs. Jane Butler 

ye Wife of Sam 1 Smith 

Joseph Vinson 

Tho s Nea! 

Mrs. Jenkins 

a child of Jethro Coval 

Widow Norton 

John Cuningham 

John Newman Es<j r 

a child of Stephen Peas 
a child of Mr. Norton 
a child of Tho s Cooke 
a child of Edy Coffin 
a child of Silas Merchant 
a child of Jos. Huxford 
ye Wife of Sam 1 Cottle 
a child of John Homes 
a child of Jos. Cleavland 
a child of Eben r Donham 



iEt. fortasse 





No. 


83 


1 




2,3 


70 


4 


70 


5 


40 


6 


39 


7 


75 


8 


75 


9 


26 


10 


30 


11 




12 


45 


13 




14. i5 




16 


20 


17 




18 


43 


19 


7 


20 


40 


21 


50 


22 


Go 


23 


50 


24 


40 


25 




26 




27 


60 


28 


43 


29 




30 




31 




32 




33 




34 




35 


50 


36 




37 




38 




39 



1898.] Record of Deaths at Edgartown. 231 

ye wife of Tbo s Vinson 
a child of W In Norton 
ye wife of John Merchant 

176o 

Jany 15 Tho s Peas 

. Son of Jo.?. Peas at sea 

Feb 24 Sam 1 Butler 

ye Widow Killv 

Gamaliel Butler 

W m Cole 
A112 31 Ilenrv Norton 

a child of Henry Norton 

ye Widow Cole 
Nov 1 John Cozens 
Do 23 Isaac Norton 

17G6 
Feb 8 Benap Donham 

April Asa Donham was killed by a fall from a Mast 

ye Wife of John Peas 
ye Wife of Abraham Peas 
Oct a child of ye Widow Mears 

Dec r a child of Tho 8 Cooke 

17G7 
Feb 9 John Merchant 
March 22 ye Wife of Eph. Pea? 
April 9 ye Widow Dagget 
April 2G ye Wire or' Abner Butler 

a child of Ohed Peas 
August 17 Hannah Peas, Midwife 

a child of Tho" Pease 
Oct ve wife of Dan 1 Coffin 

Do ve Wife of Edv Coffin 

ye Wife of Jn° Peas 

This year there were about 18 persons Lost at sea 

17GS 
May 13 Lemuel Peas 

a child of Joseph Donham 
June 3 ye Widow Sara Peas 

a child of W ,il Norton 
June 19 Enoch Norton 
August 2 Tim y Norton 
Oct ye Widow Peas 

Oct ye Wife of Jethro Coval 

2 persons lost at sea 

1769 

Feb 4 ye Wife of Mr. Ichabod Wiswall 

Feb 28 ye Widow Butler J£t. 

March 7 ye Widow Cosens 

April 1 1 Ebeir Norton Esq 1 



40 


40 




41 


72 


42 


70 


43 


20 


44 


82 


45 


66 


46 


74 


47 


76 


48 


27 


49 




50 


80 


51 


70 


• 52 


85 


53 


80 


54 


23 


55 


42 


66 


30 


57 




58 




59 


87 


60 


29 


61 


80 


62 


35 


63 




64 


72 


65 




66 


40 


67 


24 


68 


42 


09 



26 


70 




71 


79 


72 




73 


68 


74 


58 


75 


58 


76 


40 


77 




78, 79 


61 


80 


82 


81 


66 


82 


78 


83 






232 Record of Deaths at JEdgartown. [April, 

April a child of Lot Nor con 

May 2 ve Widow Hepz 11 Norton 
July 17 ye Wife of David Norton 
August 30, 31 2 children of Nath 1 Vinson 
Sep 20 Jane Parmer 
Do a child of John Butler 

Weeks, by a wound received from a whale 

ye Wife of Benaj h Donham Jr 

Joseph Peas 



Lydia Luce 

a child of Tho s Lawson 

a child of Jo s Barret Drowned 

a child of Seth Donham Drowned 

Isaac Butler killed by ye accidental discharge of 

a gun 22 98 



October 2 


Octob< 


it 3 


Oct 


5 


1770 


March 


5 


Do 


21 


May 
June 


15 


June 


15 


1771 


March 21 


May 
June 


31 
6 


June 


30 


Augus 


til 


Do 


17 


Sep 
Oct 


18 
15 


Dec 1 


14 



1 


84 


90 


85 


35 


86 


3 & 5 


87,88 


35 


89 


1 


90 


i 35 


91 


55 


92 


70 


93 


22 


94 


1 


95 


4 


96 


8 


97 



Sam 1 Huxford 
ye Wife of Prince Peas 
a child of Abner Norton 
ye Widow Abia Peas 
a child of Nath 1 Fish 
a child of Prince Peas 
a child of David Donham 
Eben r Smith Esq r 
a child of Henry Butler 
a child of Bayes Norton Jr. 
Dec r 28 Eben 1 Joy 

1772 

a child of Shobal Davis 
Jany 10 the son of Prince Daggett killed with a gun 
Jauy 28 Nicholas Butler 

a child of Obed Norton 

a child of Eben 1 Butler 

a child of Ben] Butler 

a child of Matt Butler 
April an apprentis David Reynolds 

Joseph Dagget 

ye Wife of W m Russel 

ye Wife of Matthew Butler 

ye wife of Judah Norton 

a child of Thomas Beetle 

a child of Rob f Harriet 

a child of Tho 9 Clachorn 

( Huxford Merchant by sickness 

Died at Sea < Richard Sprague by a whale 
( Edw' 1 Ranger by a fall 

Oct 5 a child of Jona 11 Cottle 

a child of W m Vinson 

a child of Tho 8 Smith 
Oct 13 a child of Timothy Vinson 



July 


5 


July 


9 


July 


29 


Do 




Do 




July 


31 



88 


99 


39 


100 


1 


101 


79 


102 


1 


103 


1 


104 


3 


105 


71 


106 


1 


107 


1 


108 


55 


109 


1 


110 


18 


111 


94 


112 




113 




114 




115 


3 


116 


17 


117 


68 


118 


30 


119 


36 


120 


42 


121 


2 


122 




123 


2 


124 




125 




126 




127 


2 


128 




129 




130 


3 


131 



1898.] Record of Deaths at Edgartown. 233 

Do 29 a child of Prince Dagget by a scald 

a child of Abraham Luce 
Dec r 2 the Widow Deborah Norton 
Do 4 a child of Marshal Jenkius 






132 




1 no 

loo 


93 


134 


2 


135 



Notes in Explanation, by Harriet M. Pease. 

No. 4 was Donken (Duncan) Kelley. 
44 7 was Damaris (Chase), daughter of Joseph. She died Dec. 6. .t. 37. 

11 was the first wife Lydia (— ). She died June 21, se. 26, 2. 27. 

41 22 was Eunice (Vincent). She was the second wife of this Samuel 
Smith, who, being the second of the name, was called Samuel Smith, 
Jr., although he was not the sou of Samuel. Senior. Samuel, Jr., had 
four wives. 
" 25 was Abigail (Little), widow of Joseph Jenkins. 
" 32 was Temple Philip, who died Feb. 7. a?. 13 days. 

44 40 was the first wife Jean (Norton). She died Oct. 11, 1764, as. 41. 2, 4. 
44 46 was Jean (Sarson), widow of Duncan Kelley. He was her third hus- 
band. 
" 51 was, probably, Mary (Trapp), daughter of Thomas Trapp and widow 
of William Cole. 

57 was the first wife Hannah ( ). 

61 was Hannah (Harper), his fir.-t wife. 

67 was his first wife Mary ( liarlock). 

68 was the first wife Sarah (Martin). 
" 80 was Jerusha (Norton). 

" 82 was Jemimah ( ;. the widow of John Coseus. 

11 8G was Anna (Pease), his first wife. 
92 was Lydia (Pease), the first wife. 
100 was Martha (Marchant). 

119 was Lydia (Mayhew). 

120 was Elizabeth (Osborn). 

121 was Jerusha (Vincent). 
134 was Deborah (Mayhew), widow of Ebenezer Norton. 



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Miss Pease's Description of the Book from wnicn these Records are 

COPIED. 

When in Boston some weeks since. I spoke to you of a certain little book 
belonging to my father's collection of valuable papers. This little book con- 
tains a record of upwards of one thousand deaths in the town of Edgartown. 
It was kept by the Rev. Samuel Kingsbury and by the Rev. Joseph Thaxter, 
and covers a period of sixty-seven years, beginning in L761 and ending in 1827. 
I speak of it as the Thaxter Record of Deaths as must of it is in his hand. 

Under date December 18. 1851, my father, Richard L. Pease, says of it: 
"These records were kept by Rev. Joseph Thaxter, in a small memorandum 
Book, which more than 2u years after his death, 1 found in a garret, with other 
old papers. In the Town Records only a few scattering Records of death were 
kept prior to 1821, when Isaiah D. Pease, Esq., was chosen Towu Clerk."' " The 
origiual mem Book is now in my possession. That book and this," — referring 
to a copv he had just taken — •• contain the only record of deaths from 1761 to 
1821." 

The value of this little book can hardly be estimated, containing as it does 
the sole record of death of many of the former inhabitants of this town. 
Realizing its value and foreseeing the loss it would be if any accident should 
wipe it out of existence, I became convinced that it should be duplicated and 
preserved in some more enduring form, so asked if you would like to have it 
to print. With this I send the first instalment — 243 deaths — the record kept 
by the Rev. Mr. Kingsbury. 

I enclose some notes which may be used or not — just as you please. As the 
preservation of this little record is due to ray father's thoughtfulness and care, 
I would be glad if you would mention him in connection with it. 

[To be continued.! 
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234 



Genealogical Gleanings in England, 



[April, 



GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 

By Henry F. Waters, A.M. 
[Continued from page 144.] 

John Feltox the elder of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk merchant, 8 
March 1601, proved 8 August 1602. To the reparation of the church 
three pounds six shillings eight pence. To the repairing of the Lazar 
House thirty three shillings four pence. To the relief of the poor of Great 
Yarmouth five pounds. To Master Robert Jackler our preacher and Master 
John Hill our minister teu shillings each. To the continuance of the 
prayer and lecture lately begun in the new chapel in Yarmouth ten shil- 
lings a year, to be levied out of my capital house wherein I do now dwell 
so loner as the same exercise shall be continued for ever. To wife Margery 
twenty pounds, my best silver salt and my new silver cup, together with 
all such goods and chattels which were hers before I married her, upon 
condition that she shall not challenge or claim to have anv right or interest 
of, in or to any of my lands, houses &c. or my goods &c. To my son John 
all my houses, buildings, yards, grounds &c. in Yarmouth (upon certain 
conditions). To Nicholas and Robert my grandchildren, sons of Nicholas 
my son, twenty five pounds apiece at ages of one and twenty. To Kathe- 

rine the wife of my son Daniel twenty pounds and to my grandchild , 

their son, thirty pounds at one and twenty. Reference to an Obligation 
wherein I stand bound with him (Daniel) to one master Rogers. M\ 
grandchild John Grosse son of my late daughter Dvonis towards his main- 
tenance at Cambridge. My three grandchildren Dionis, Martha and Judith 
the daughters of John Grosse and Dionis mv daughter. My son in law 
Robert Robins their father in law. Thomas Matrop. My brother in law 
John Scrouche and my sister his wife. Son John to be sole executor and 
son Nicholas to be overseer. One of the witnesses was William Younges. 

Montague, oti. 

Philip Rogers citizen and grocer of London, 22 September 1613 
proved 19 October 1613. Goods &c. to be divided into two equal parts 
one of which shall be and remain unto my three children Philip, Daniel 
and Mary (according to the Custom of the City of London). The other I 
reserve to mvself for performance of legacies. To mv youngest son 
Daniel Rogers mv copvhold and customary lands and tenements in Crovdou 
Surrey, also my freehold lands near to them, the said Daniel to allow unto 
mine eldest son Philip three hundred and fifty pounds out of his orphan's 
and child's part and portion. To daughter Mary enough to make up her 
orphan's part or portion due unto her by the Custom of the City of London 
the full sum of one thousand pounds. The four children of my nephew, 
Charles Rogers grocer, viz 1 Philip, William, Jane and Mary. My brother 
John Rogers and Margaret his wife. Mv brother William Rogers. Mv 
brother in law Symon Broadstreete and Anna his wife. My sister Joyce 
Bond. My nephew Thomas Bond. My mother in law Joane Stafford 
widow. My sister in law Margaret Grymes widow. To Mr. Nicholas 
Felton, Doctor in Divinity, five pounds. My cousin Thomas Philpottes. 
To my brother in law Daniel Felton thirty shillings to be made him in a 



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ring. My cousin Charles Hearinge. My cousin Charles Rogers of Munck- 
hole. Mr. Francis Butler of Croydon and his wife. John Blackett of 
Croydon. I give six pounds thirteen shillings four pence to be equally 
distributed amongst the poorest of my kindred at the discretion of my 
nephew Thomas Bond and my cousin Charles Rogers. The poor of Christ's 
Hospital, London, of St. Olave's, Southwark, of St. George's. Southwark, 
of St. Sepulchre's, London, of St. Leonard's Eastcheap, London, and of 
Much Dewchurch in Hereford and of Allensraore in said County of Here- 
ford. The poor of Croydon. The poor in certain prisons. Son Philip to 
be sole executor. The overseers to be my very loving friends Mr. Nicholas 
Felton, Doctor in Divinity, Francis Butler of Croydon Esq., my loving 
brethren in law Symon Broadstreete and Daniel Felton, my loving kinsman 
Thomas Bond of Hampton Bishop in Hereford, Charles Rogers of Munck- 
hole in the same County and Charles Herringe and my loving friend John 
Blackett of Croydon, yeoman. 

A new Grant was issued 9 May 1652 to Daniel Rogers, son of the de- 
ceased, to administer the goods left unadministered by Philip Rogers, son 
and executor, now also deceased. Capell, 89. 

Margaret Greame of London, widow, 15 May 1G2G. proved 17 June 
1626. To be buried in the parish church of St. Margaret New Fish Street, 
London, as near as may be to the body of my late sister Anne Broadstreete 
who lieth there interred. Mr. Bendish preacher of Bishop Storford in the 
County of Hartford and his wife and my godson Edward Bendish their 
son. My cousin John Felton son of Daniel Felton, citizen and grocer of 
London. My cousin Philip Felton son of the said Daniel. My £K>d- 
danirhter Margaret Meare the daughter of John Meare, citizen and innholder 
of London. My daughter in law Judith Michell and her daughter Sara. 
Edmond Slater, citizen and mercer of London and my cousin Margaret the 
now wife of the said PLdmond. Leases in Bridewell, the mill room and 
mill for grinding of corn. Buildings erected by my late husband George 
Greame. Messuages &c. on the wharf on the west side of the dock or 
common sewer to the said Hospital (i.e. Edward the Sixth's Christ's Hos- 
pital) adjoining. Hele, 8o. 

Nicholas (Felton) Bishop of Ely 27 January 1625, 1 Charles, proved 
7 October 1626. For my body I desire it may be buried in that parish 
where I shall die, unless I die at ray manor houses of Downham Eiye in 
the Isle or Elie House in Holhorne. in any of which chapels I desire to be 
buried if I die there. My desire is it may be buried in the night with no 
solemnity nor attendance save of such my servants as shall be about me 
and such either neighbors or friends as shall think good, bein<£ near and un- 
called, to take that pains for me to do unto me the last duty, which I do 
thankfully accept at their hands. Cloaks for servants. My debts to be 
paid with all speed. Two debts especially mentioned of which the latter is 
thus referred to: The other debt is the sum of 12"ȣ or thereabouts which [ 
received from Doctor Gager my Chancellor who hath my acquittance and 
is for Virginia and for Chelsey College collections, which money was never 
yet called for &c. For my goods I do dispose of them in manner and form 
following, first among my children and wife's children and grandchildren. 
My eldest son Nicholas the parson of Shetham. My son Robert and every 
one of his children. Daughter Susan wife to my son Robert. The now 
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and his children. John Norgate. Money I have laid out for him. Loving 
friend Mr. John Siinson preacher and parson of the Crutched Friars. My 
brother Daniel. John Norgate's children. Henry Norgate's three sons 
which were left with mv daughter Tucke. Secondly, next my children, I 
do give among my poor kindred at Yarmouth or elsewhere. Mv cousin 
John Felton, my eldest brother's son, at Yarmouth, and my brother John's 
wife at Yarmouth, his mother. My cousin Caison. Money which I lent 
her. My cousin Benjamin Cooper of Yarmouth. My cousin Williams 
the barber's wife. My cousin Steward widow and daughter to my brother 
John Felton, and her daughter Elizabeth that is married. My cousin 
Robert Grosse, my cousin Dionis Grosse her son, now at Cambridge, 
towards his education at Cambridge. His mother, my cousin Dionis Grosse, 
her husband. My cousin Benjamin Felton my brother John's son. Mark 
Anthony whom I placed as apprentice with Mr. John Parker his uncle. 
My old servant Mary Heaton. Others. My cousin John Harris. Richard 
Grafton (among others). My cousin Phillip. The parsons of St. Antholin 
and Bow Church, London. Sons Nicholas and Robert Felton P^xecutors 
and my loving friends Mr. Francis Morris and Mr. Ralph Brownrigge to 
be overseers. 

Another grant made 20 January 1651 to John Tuckev next of kin and 
administrator to Nicholas, Edward and Henry Norgate deceased, legatees 
named in the will, the executors Nicholas and Robert Felton being like- 
wise since deceased. Hele, 13-1. 

[Nicholas Felton, Juu., succeeded in 1C21 Wm. Lawrence as rector of Stret- 
ham, a valuable living in the gift of the Bishops of Ely. He held it as late 
as 1642, his wife Elizabeth being buried there 23 Dec, 1624. He married at 
Downham 6 April, 1625, Susanna Clench. Robert Felton, a younger son of the 
testator, succeeded Wm. Kuighters, rector of Gransden Parva, Cambridgeshire, 
as such sigus the parish renter to 1642. His children recorded there were : 
William 1624 ; Ralph 1626, 'Daniel 1628, Maria 1629, Hannah 1631, John 1632, 
Elizabeth 1637.-— Walter K. Watkins.] 

John Felton of Great Yarmouth in the County of Norfolk, beer 
brewer, 2 March 1G2G proved 11 June 1627. I will that all and singular 
my messuages, houses, lauds, tenements &c. shall be sold by Pollen my wife 
and Augustine Thrower my brother in law within as convenient time as 
may be next after my decease for the payment of the debts which I owe. 
And mv moveable goods shall be sold by my executors for the payment of 
my debts. And whatsoever of my said messuages, lands, tenements &c* 
shall remain unsold, my debts which I owe being well and truly paid, satis- 
fied or discharged by my executors, then I do give, will and devise unto 
the said Ellen mv wife and to her heirs forever. And she shall take all 
the profits of my said other houses and grounds until they shall be sold ac- 
cording to this my will. And also I give unto the said Ellen my wife all 
and singular mv goods &c. whatsoever which shall remain after my debts 
which I owe be paid and satisfied for and towards her own maintenance 
and the bringing up of my children. And I do ordain and make the said 
Ellen my wife and the said Augustine Thrower my brother iu law 
executors &e. 

Wit: John Smith, Joseph Warde, Beniamiu Fealton. Skynner, 69. 

John Staverd citizen and haberdasher of London, 4 March 1581, 
proved 17 July 1582. To be buried in St. Bride's church or churchyard. 
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ine and Agnes, rny daughters at ages of one and twenty or days of mar- 
riage and John at age of four and twenty or when he cometh forth of his 
years. I give the rent of the new Inn in Chelmsford to the bringing up of 
my children in the fear of God aud learning (for father in law will be 
"lothe" to be at charge), and to have that rent until Henry mv son come 
to the age of four and twenty, unto whom I give and bequeath the said 
new Inn in Chelmsford in fee simple. The poor of Hemilbroag.be. The 
churchwardens of Stortford. My cousin Thomas Jackson. I give to the 
Mrs. of May Feast for the time being five shillings. My cousin Jennynge's 
children. ^Ly wife Joane Staverd to be sole executrix. My aunt Cra- 
thorne, trusting that where she hath "bene" mv good aunt, nay rather a 
mother, that she will be a grandmother to my children. 

Tirwhite, 31. 

Johane Staverde widow, of St. Bride's Fleet Street London. 7 Oc- 
tober 1G1-4, proved 8 November 1G14. To be buried in the church of St. 
Brides near the body of my late husband John Staverd. haberdasher. My 
niece Alice Hawkins. Lands and tenements in Stortford Herts. Mv cousin 
Grace Aston widow. Philio Felton son of mv daughter Felton, John 
Felton, his brother. Mv daughter Margaret Grvmes to have (amon** other 
things) three bowls white which were James Carters. To my daughter 
Anne Brodstreete my houses, lands &c. in Stortford or elsewhere in Herts., 
she and her husband to defend or keep harmless &e. my cousin Thomas 
llawkin from all suits &c. concerning anv bond which the said Thomas hath 
sealed with or for Grace Aston aforenamed unto Mr. Morris Abbott mer- 
chant or to any other for the business of the said Grace. To mv daughter 
Margaret Grvmes all that mv messuage or inn called the New Inn in 
Chelmsford, otherwise called the King's Arms, to hold for life; and after 
her decease I give the same to Philip Rogers son of mv daughter Johane 
late the wife of Philip Rogers citizen aud grocer of London, with remain- 
der to his brother Daniel Rogers, then to Philip Felton, son of my daugh- 
ter Katherine. then to John Felton, next to the heirs of the body of mv 
said daughter Katherine, and lastly to my right heirs forever. Katherine, 
Mary and Johane Felton daughters of my said daughter Katherine. Houses 
in Fleet Street. To mv loving friend Mr. Auditor Curie mv nest of 
" Stowe " pots &c. My cousin Richard Goldthrope gen 1 . My house called 
the Crown near Fleet Street. Another tenement ot mine now in the ten- 
ure of one Plavce. cutler. My cousin Grace Hawkins daughter of 

my brother George Hawkins. Mr. William Bendishe minister of Stort- 
ford. My son in law Daniel Felton to be sole executor and lovin^ friend 
Mr. Auditor Kyile supervisor. 

Wit: William Bendishe vicar of Stortford. George Hawkin the elder, 
Thomas Carter, George Hawkyns junior, John Sweeting and Thomas 
Barnard, scrivener. La we, 110. 

[This was that Joane Stafford whom Philip Pcosrers in his will (already given) 
called his mother in law. The will of her husband John Staverd precedes this. 
Of their five daughters Margaret was the wife of George Greame or Grvmes, 
and her will I have also given. Johane or Joane was the wife of Philip Rosters, 
just referred to. and Katherine was the wife of Daniel Felton, a brother of 
Bishop Felton and of John Felton of Yarmouth whose widow Ellen Felton and 
sons Benjamin and Nathaniel went to Salem in New England. The will of John 
Felton the elder of Yarmouth, father of Nicholas. Daniel and John and grand- 
father of Benjamin and Nathaniel of Salem, has also been given. Anne (or 
Agnes), another of these live daughters, was the wife of Symon Bradstreete 

































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or Broadstreete, citizen and grocer of London, whose will appears in ray Glean- 
ings, Part I., p. 47. Their daughter Margaret was the wife of Edmund Slater, 
citizen and mercer of London. 

It is interesting to note that two sons of Philip Rogers were to receive, un- 
der Mrs. Staverde's will, the reversion of the New Inn at Chelmsford in Essex. 
This makes the third family of Rogers that I have found connected with 
Chelmsford, viz', our famous New England family, descended from John Rog- 
ers of Muisham in Chelmsford, the shoemaker, and his father, John Rogers the 
joiner, whose wills have both appeared in these Gleanings: secondly a family of 
Rogers of Stanford le Hope, Fobbing and Corriugham, Essex, two members of 
which 1 have found mentioned in wills as living in Chelmsford; and now, third- 
ly, this London family which I have uot quite placed, but can recall that Philip 
was a name in the Martyr's family. — Henry F. Waters.] 

Elizabeth Corie of Norwich, widow, 3 August 1582. proved 28 Feb- 
ruary 1583. To be buried in the chapel of the church of St. Gregorv near 
my late husband Thomas Corie. Kinsman Barnerdeof Scornston. Stephen 
and Thomas Barnerde. Kinswoman Alice Wilson. Sister AffSfas. God 
daughters Elizabeth Corie. daughter of Francis Corie, and Elizabeth Corie, 
daughter of my late son William Corie. Daughter Johane, wife of Rob- 
ert Mibell. Her sons Henry mid Robert Mihell and mv godson Thomas 
Mihell. Sou Robert Corie's children. Daughter Thomastne wife of Rob- 
ert Bealles and his sous Stephen and Robert Bealles. My daughter Anne 
wife of Roger Kilham. Sons Robert and Thomas. Elizabeth wife of said 
Robert and Elizabeth wife of said Thomas. 

Consistorv Court Norwich, 

Book Bate, Leaf 271. 

Elizabeth Goodale of Dennyngton, widow, 1 March 1002, proved 7 
March 1601. Sons George, John and Robert Goodale. Henry Kilham 
and Alice his wife, mv daughter. William Downing and Margaret his 
wife my daughter. Grandchildren Alice Kilham and Margaret Downing. 
The three eldest children of my son William Goodale at ages of one and 
twenty years. Sou Thomas Goodale to be executor. 

Arch. Sufi. (Ipswich), B. 38, L. 473. 

[Elizabeth Goodale the testator was the mother-in-law of Henry Killam, 
whose will is given below, and grandmother of Austen Killam the emigrant co 
New England. She was buried o March. 1601-2. Of this family was also Rob- 
ert Goodale who came from Ipswich, En?., to Salem in 1634. 

The late Mr. Somerby procured for Abner C. Goodell, Jr., Esq., a large col- 
lection of wills relating to the Goodale family in Suffolk and Norfolk, which 
the writer hopes to utilize in the coming summer, duriug an extensive search of 
the parishes in the above named counties. — Walter K. Watklns.] 

William Thomson the elder of Sax^tead, yeomau, 1 November 1G19, 
proved 22 January 1G19. Wire Marv. Mv children. Tenements ecc. in 
Dennington which I purchased of Robert Kilham and Richard Adams. 
Sons William and Edward Thomson. Daughter Mary. The executors to 
be Henry Kilham of Deuyugton and Daniel Smith. 

Arch. SufL (Ipswich), B. 52, L. 240. 

Henry Keli.am of Denningtou (nuncupative) proved 3 June 1631. To 
Mary Kellam, mv eldest daughter, I give mv desk. To Alice Cosbie, my 
daughter, my featherbed, furnished as it stands, and my chest, with the 
linen that is in it. To my son Austen Kellam all my apparell. To Daniel 
Kellara, my grandchild, ten shillings or else my biggest kettle. To Wil- 
liam Tomson, my grandchild, my bible. To E.zeehiel Tomson, my grand- 
child, my new chest. To Alice Kellam, my grandchild, oDe coffer and 



1898.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 239 

two pairs of sheets. To my grandchild Ezechiel Tornson my flock bed. 
To Henry Kellam, my grandchild, my cupboard table and my coopers' 
tools. To Robert Kellam, my son, my lease. And I make said Robert 
mv son sole executor of this mv will. Witnessed by Elizabeth Booteman, 
widow, and Joaue wife of Thomas Kerrich. 

Arch. Sufi. (Ipswich), B. 60, L. (1631). 

[I have no doubt that we have here the family of our Austin or Augustine 
Kilham who "went to New England in the ship Mary Anne of Yarmouth, Wil- 
liam Goose master, in the spring of 1637 (see Drake's Founders of New 
England, page 4'J) . in company with sundry others from Norwich, Yarmouth 
and parts of Suffolk. I myself examined the list of passengers some years 
ago, and made out a tiifle more than Mr. Drake seems to have done. It reads 
as follows (i.e. to my eyes) : 

May the 11 th 1G37. The examination of Augsten Call .... Alles his 

wife ageed -40 yeares desirous to goe to Salam in New 

Eng 

I have occasionally seen the name written Callum in our records at Salem. 

In the Assembly Book (1585-1613), Norwich (in the Guild Hall there), I 
found (on fol. 36), among those admitted to the freedom of the city 30 January 
30 Elizabeth, Augustine Kylham, Pynner, non apprenticius. This man must 
have been of an earlier generation than our Augustin Kylham. 

Among the Marriage Allegations (Bishop of London), I found, under date 
July 1(?), 1623, that of Augusten Kellam of St. George, Botolph Lane, pin- 
maker, a widower, aged about .35, and Ellen Clarke of St. Clement's, East 

Cheap, widow, aged about 50, relict of Clarke, haberdasher, deceased, 

to be married at St. George's &c. Who this man was I cannot say. 

Henry E. Waters. 

Henry Killam and Alice Goodale were married at Dennington, Suffolk. Eng., 
12 Aug. 1582. Their eldest daughter Mary was baptized there 13 Aug. J 583, as 
were other children of Henry Killam. There also is recorded the baptism of 
Daniel, sou of Austen Killam. in 1620. Henry Killam was buried 27 May, 1031. 

Rev. John Ward was presented to the church of Dennington, Suffolk, in the 
diocese of Norwich, by Sir John Boas in 1621. but 13 years afterwards, viz. in 
1G37, he was accused of simony, and superseded by Archbishop Laud, who pro- 
cured a presentation from the King for Ezekiel Wright. Afterwards articles 
were objected in uhe High Commission Court against Ward for the pretended 
simony, although he denied knowledge of any corrupt practices. To free him- 
self from a vexatious and chargeable suit. Ward, by advice of his counsel, 
pleaded his Majesty's coronation pardon, and although the Archbishop took no- 
tice thereof, yet it was ordered more than once that the cause should go on to 
hearing, notwithstanding the said pardon, and in Midsummer Term 1638 the 
Archbishop pronounced Ward simoniacal and to be deprived of the benefice 
worth £200 per annum. (Domestic State Papers, Charles I., vol. ccccxcix., 16.) 
Ward was suspended by the Chancellor, a Commissioner of Bishop Wren theu 
Bishop of Norwich, because he would not read the second service at the Com- 
munion Table set altarwise where few of his parish could hear. (Vol. cccc- 
Lxxvi.) " Wednesday, 26th Day Jan. It was reported in the House of Com- 
mons, that there were 52 Families of Norwich that went to New England, by 
Bishop Wrens pressing their conscience with illegal oaths, ceremonies, obser- 
vations and many strange innovations." (" Diurnall Occurrences, or Daily 
Proceedings of both Houses, in this (jrtat and happy Parliament, from the third of 
November, 1640, to the third of November 1641. London 1641") Matthew 
Wren, Bishop of Norwich, and later of Ely, through his persecution of the 
Puritans, was persecuted in turn by them in the destruction of his records, of 
which however some survive, and are stored in the muniment room of the Epis- 
copal Palace, at Eh ; and the writer can testify to the extraordinary industry 
of Bishop Wren in hi< records and annotations during his short stay at Ely. 

The immigration of Killam and others from the Norwich Diocese was doubt- 
less caused by the zeal of Wrenn and his associates. 

John Ward, born about 1503, was youngest son of Rev. John Ward of Ha- 
verhili and Bury, St. Edmunds, and brother of Lev. Nathaniel Ward of Ipswich, 
Mass. He was instituted rector of Deningtou, 29 June 1624, and ejected 14 



240 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [April, 

Jan. 163S. In 1G43 he was found at the George Inn, Lombard Street, London. 
He was afterward, in 1645, rector of St. Clement, Ipswich, Eng. The writer 
while visiting Newport, in the Isle of Wight, was fortunate in procuring a ser- 
mon preached by him, "The Good-Will of him that dwelt in the Bush," 
preached before the House of Lords, 23 July 1645. The identity of which with 
a book with an imperfect title was suggested by Mr. John Ward Dean in his 
11 Memoir of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, A.M.," p. 164.— Walter K. Watklns.] 

Thomas Birde of Tybenham, Norfolk, yeoman, — December 1619, proved 
20 October 1620. To Margaret Woodward, one of the daughters of John 
Woodward of Tyvetshall, the messuage wherein I now dwell &c. and lands in 
Tybenham and Burston. My nephew Miles Birde. To the five children of the 
said John Woodward, viz 1 Charles. John, Peter, Elizabeth and Anne, forty 
shillings apiece. To Robert Woodward, ray godson, one other of the sons of 
the said John, five pounds. To Jeames Tuftes the elder of Gissing twenty 
pounds and to his two children. James and Anne, five pounds apiece, to Peter 
Tuftes, one of the sons of the said James Tuftes the elder, ten pounds and 
to the wife of the said Peter five pounds and the two daughters of the said 
Peter forty shillings apiece, to Henry Tuftes of Moulton five pounds, to 
Thomas Tuftes, son of the said Henry, forty shillings. To the widow of 
Peter Tuftes, late of Wilbe deceased, forty shillings and to her three chil- 
dren forty shillings apiece. To mv wife's grandchild Robert Home thirty 
shillings. Richard Bird, son of mv brother Robert. The wife of Natha- 
niel Howe and her two brothers, John and Robert. Wife Margaret and 
Charles Woodward the elder of Tvvetsall to be executors. 

Consistory Court Norwich, B. Williams, L. 166. 

, [These places I believe are all in the Southern Division of Norfolk, and it is 
| there I suppose we may look for the English home of our well-known family 
• of Tufts.— Henry F. Waters.] 

Richard Danforde of Framlingham at Castle, husbandman, 14 Au- 
gust 12 Elizabeth, proved 11 June 1572. Wife Anne. Her son William 
Smith. My four daughters Isabell, Anne, Frances and Katherine at twen- 
ty. Wife to be executrix and brother Nicholas to be supervisor. Brother 
John Driver. Arch. Suff., B. 24, L. 53. 

Thomas Sudbury of Kellshall Suffolk, veoman. 18 February 1606, 
proved 10 March 1606. Wife Alice. Nephew Tobie Sudbury. Lands 
and tenements in Bliborowe. Thomas, son of William Sudbury, and John 
brother of said Thomas. Lands &c. in Middleton. John and William 
Sudbury, sons of brother John. Niece Amye wife of Robert Appleyarde. 
Children of niece Susan wife of Mr. Toftes, clerk, viz 1 Susan, John. Roger 
and Amye. Mary and Jane, daughters of Jane Dan forth deceased. Nicholas 
and Robert Dan forth, sous of said Jane Danforth deceased. Anthony Sud- 
bury. Frances Sudbury, my niece. Robert Gooch. 

Consistory Court of Norwich, B. Borne, L. 28. 

Thomas Danforth of Framlingham ad castrum, yeoman, 20 April 
1620, proved 7 September 1621. To my son Robert my best bible and 
the desk that it lieth on. Daughter Mary. Daughter Jane. Land I bought 
of uncle Robert Danforth deceased. Son Nicholas to be executor. 

Arch. Suff. Original Wills (1621), No. 67. 

Nicholas Bakek of Framlingham ad castrum, yeoman, 4 April 1631, 
proved 2^> May 1631. My children John, Francis and Thomas Baker and 
Susan my daughter, the now wife of Robert Damforth, whose poverty and 



1898.] Genealogical Gleanings in England, 241 

want I tendering, my will and pleasure is that she the said Susan shall 
have three pounds six shillings and eight pence more than any of my said 
children John, Francis and Thomas. Wife Mary and Martha, her daugh- 
ter. Cousin John Baker. 

Consistory Court Norwich, B. Purgall, L. 46. 

Robert Daxforth of Framlingham, weaver. 30 January 1639, proved 

11 March 1630. Sous Jasper, Robert and Nicholas and daughters Ann 

and Susan Danforth as they arrive at age &c. Wife Susan to be execu- 

trix. Freehold tenement iu Lincoln Street. Framlingham. Robert Brad- 

shaw of Framlingham, yeoman, and Nicholas Partridge of Framlingham, 

tailor, to be supervisors. 

Arch. Suff. Original Wills 1639, First File, No. 48. 

[In Act Book at Ipswich I found a Marriage License granted 15 October, 
1G23, to Nicholas Dauforthe et Alice Duckett, solutos, de Pesenliall. I think the 
book was entitled Liber Annotationum. — II. F. Waters.] 

Ralph Fuller of Wortwell, Norfolk, linen weaver, 23 October 21 
Charles (1645) proved 17 August 1650. Very sick of body. My body to 
be decently buried in the churchyard of Redenhall. To Elizabeth my 
wife one tenement called Gandookes in Wortwell next the land of Gyles 
Gadye's on the East and on the common pasture on the West part and 
abutteth upon the common pasture called Bridgehenu on the South part 
and the Kings Highway towards the North, and now in the occupation of 
one William Woodcocke &c. during: her natural life, and after her decease I 
give it. to John Fuller my natural son. To her also two enclosed pieces of 
land in Redenhall called Sandfleld (four acres), the second piece bein^ on 
the way leading from Redenhall church to Gaddy Hill East and Sungo- 
down Lane North and is copvhold. This to her for life and after her de- 
cease to John. To John Fuller son of my son Robert Fuller, twenty 
shillings after the decease of Elizabeth my wife. To John Fuller, son of 
my son Thomas Fuller now in New England, twentv shillings after the 
decease of Elizabeth my wife. To John Fuller, son of my son James 
Fuller now in Wortwell, ten shillings after mv wife's decease. To Sarah 
Dodoret, daughter of Thomas Doiiete of Wortwell, ten shillings after mv 
wife's decease. To mv wife all mv household stuff during her life and after 
her decease to sons Robert and John. Wife Elizabeth to be executrix and 
Robert and John to be supervisors. 

Cousistory Court Norwich (1647-1651), 56. 

Robert Fuller of Mendham, Suffolk, linen weaver, 12 November 
1663. proved 1667. To wife Anne so much goods and household stuff as 
be worth ten pounds. I give and bequeath unto my brother Thomas 
Fuller of New England the sum of five pounds, to be paid to him, his ex- 
ecutors or assigns, within two whole vears next &c, he to seal and deliver 
unto my executor a full and lawful acquittance or discharge in law of all 
matters, things &c. touching or concerning the "oods and chattels of Ralph 

~ o © c , 

Fuller and Elizabeth Fulh-r, my father and mother, late of Wortwell in 
the County of Norfolk deceased. Three of my sons. Thomas, Stephen 
and Ralph. Wife Anne executrix and her two brothers Stephen Crash- 
field of Denton, Norfolk, and Thomas Crashfield of Mendham, Suffolk, to 
assist. Consistory Court Norwich. B. Stcckdell. L. 335. 

Margaret Fuller of Wcortwell. widow. 20 October 1625. apparent- 
ly presented for probate 17 June 1628, but admon. granted 29 May 1630, 



242 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

who directed that her body should be buried in the churchyard of Reding- 
hall. She named Richard Savthe the elder and Margaret Poulter wife of 
Anthony Poulter. Bundle for 1G30 (Norwich), No. 35. 

[Wortwell and Redenhall are adjoining parishes, or perhaps one and the same 
parish, in the Southern Division of Norfolk (the nearest railway station being 
Homers field) and Mendham is just over the border in Suffolk. "Wortwell was 
probably the birthplace of a Thomas Fuller of New England, but of which 
Thomas? The mention of his son John in 1645 leads me to think that must 
have been Thomas Fuller of Dedham and not Thomas of Woburu and Salem 
(i.e. Middleton). — Henry F. Waters. 

EALni Fuller, of Wortwell, whose will is iriven above, was evidently the 
father of Thomas Fuller, an early settler of Dedham, Massachusetts. Both 
Thomas Fuller of Woburn and Salem, and Thomas Fuller of Dedham, had sons 
named John, but John son of the former was not born until March 1, 1655, 
some years after the date of the testator's will, while John son of Thomas of 
Dedham was born November 1, 1644. This confirms Mr. Waters's opinion that 
Thomas Fuller mentioned in the wills of Ralph and Robert was Thomas of 
Dedham. Further evidence may be found in the Register, vol. 22, pa^e 296, in 
a letter from Benj. Corbyn, to his " Lo. fire : Tho: ffuller of Dedham in New 
England," dated Alburgh, 1 m. 14, 1677, in which he says: "How I wonder 
sometime you have not sent for your five 1 especially considering Bro. Rob: 
Allen came over." Alburgh is a parish adjoining both Redenhall and Wortwell. 
Robert, son of Ralph, whose will follows that of the father, was baptized in 
Topcroft near Wortwell, Aug. 21, 1604 (see Register, vol. 43, p. 345). — 

Francis H. Fuller.] 

William Coceraine of Southwould, mariner, being this 2 d February 
1657 about the age of forty-nine years, proved 11 February 1660. Wife 
Christian to be executrix and Jonathan Cockraine, my second sou, to be 
executor with her. To wife the house I now live in. purchased of Wil- 
liam Woolnough of Westall, and that I have builded since upon the same 
land, for life, and after her decease to my eldest son William Cockraine, he 
paying out to his brother Jonathan twenty-two pounds in one half year 
after the decease of Christian, my wife, and also, in one year after the de- 
cease of Christiau my wife, paying to my three daughters. Mary my eldest, 
Christian my second and Sarah my third, twelve-pounds each, and ten 
pounds more in a half year later, in all twenty two pounds each. If any 
of my five children shall die before they come of age or before they 
have issue lawfully begotten &c. then their parts to be divided among the 
survivors equally. To my eldest son William my seal ring, to son Jona- 
than my dram cup and silver 4 * scife," my watch, my silver hat band, all my 
clothes, linen and woollen, that is for my own wearing and all my sea books 
and instruments. To Marv my silver standing beer bowl. To Christian, 
my second daughter, my Spanish cup, to Mary (Sarah r) the wrought silver 
cup. To each daughter three silver spoons and to wife Christian three sil- 
ver spoons. My plate that I have given to my daughters they are not to 
have in their own hands till the death of Christian their mother or at least 
their mother's pleasure. Attested to by William Cockraine, the son of the 
testator. Arch. Sufi. B. Coke (67), L. 82. 

[This must have been that William Cockerum or Cockerham of Hingham 
(Mass.) who had the dispute with William Cockerell, also of Hingham, about 
some land which Cockerell claimed had been assigned and allotted to him in 
1637, but which he was hindered from using and enjoying by the defendant, 
Cockerham. Somewhere in the Sutlblk Registry of Deeds will be found a 
deed made by the testator of the above will conveying land in Hingham to his 
son William. William Corkerell. I suspect, removed to Salem. At least there 
was one of that name there who left some daughters, one of whom, Hannah, 
became the wife of Francis Collins (he wrote his name Collinge). Their 



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daughter Christian -was the wife of Robert Bray. Many Salemites are de- 
scended from them. There was also a connection with the Eeeves family and 
hence the name Cockerell (sometimes written Cochran) Eeeves. I have a vague 
impression that I found, years ago, some reason to believe that Deacon Ed- 
ward Clap married a Cockerell also, but. unfortunately, I have none of my old 
notes here with me and so cannot speak positively. — Henry F. Waters.] 

John Geghill (Jeggell) of Beccles 4 June 14S8, proved 23 September 
the same vear. Wife Alvs and William Fastolf to be the executors and 
Robert Caryu supervisor. " I bequeyth myn sowle to god and to owr lady 
seynt mary and to all y e joly company off heuyn." 

Arch. Sufi. (Ipswich), B. 3, L. 6$. 

Robert Jegyll of Mutford 16 February 1530, proved 7 March 1530. 
Wife Aeries, brother Thomas Jegvll and Richard Bacon of Rushmere to 
be executors. Arch. Suff. (Ipswich), B. 10, L. 170. 

Katherine House of Southould widow, 1 December 1593, proved 10 
April 1594. Son John House. My belchildren John, Robert and Francis 
House. Belchildren John Gosl'ug and William Rooke. Daughter Eliza- 
beth Rooke. Daughter Susan Jeggel. Son Daniel Jeggels. Sons 
Thomas, Francis and Tobey. Arch. Suff. (Ipswich), B. 35, L. 28. 

John Carter of Corton, husbandman, 22 April 1G12, proved 29 June 
1612. Wife Margery. Daughters Elizabeth and Susan. To William 
Giggles fortv shillings, immediately after the decease of his father Thomas 
Giggles, to Margaret Warner twenty shillings, to Ambrose Giggles ten 
shillings and to John Giggles ten shillings, being my brethren and sister. 



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Arch. Suff. (Ipswich), B. 45, L. 127. 



Thomas Dof.son of Leistofte u boteman," 24 February, but signed 18 
March, 1613, proved 30 March 1614. To grandchild Joseph Markes my 
house and tenement wherein I dwell, after the decease of my wife Joane. 
To William Giggles aud Alice Giggles, my wife's children, forty shillings 
apiece. Arch. Suff. (Ipswich), B. 47, L. 29. 

Margery Smith of South wolde widow, 24 January 1624, proved 21 
June 1624. Grandchildren Margaret, William, and Susan Bellson and 
Alice, Mary and Nicholas Bellson. Nicholas, Elizabeth and Francis 
Smith, children of son Nicholas. Son Robert's children Nicholas, Eliza- 
beth, Robert, Thomas and Daniel. Son William's children, Nicholas, 
Anne, Ellen, William. Thomas, Margaret, John aud Mary. Son in law 
Robert Anderson's children, Nicholas. Agnes, Elizabeth and Mary. Friend 
aud kinsman Daniel Jeggell of Southwolde. Christopher Yonges of South- 
wolde clerk. Daughter Margaret Anthonie's children. She the wife of 
Francis Anthonie. Daughter Joane Bellson. 

Arch. Suff. (Ipswich), Vol. 55 (unbound). 

TnoMAS Elliott of Southwould gen £ , 27 March 1641, proved 16 
December 1641. The poor of St. Matthew's parish, Ipswich, and the poor 
of Sout'nwold. My two sisters Margaret Tvler and Sara Lvngfield. To 
son Thomas my freehold lands, messuages and tenements in St. Matthew's, 
Ipswich (except one house of stone called by the name of St. George's 
Chapel, with the chapel yard aud two tenements thereunto adjoining, which 
I give to be sold towards the payment of my debts). To my said sou 
Thomas all my lands &c. in Grunsborough, he to pay my wife Elizabeth 



244 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

ten pounds per year during her life. To wife Elizabeth all my copyhold 
lands in St. Matthew's, Ipswich, to her and her heirs forever. To nay 
second son Daniel, at age of four and twenty years, _ one barn, parcel of 
mv capital messuage or inn called the Gravhound in Ipswich, with free in- 
gress, egress and regress through all yards and passages etc. To my third 
son Nicholas, at four and twenty, mv capital messuage or inn &c, which I 
lately purchasad of Gilbert Lyngfield, merchant (excepting the two tene- 
ments on each side of the great gate of said capital messuage, opening into 
the Brook Street in Ipswich, and the barn aforesaid). To my fourth son 
Nathaniel, at four and twenty, my tenement on the right hand side of said 
great gate, in the occupation of Edward Smyth. To my youngest son John, 
at four and twenty, my tenement on the left baud of said great gate, now 

in the occupation of . All four to have free liberty to and 

from the pump and pumphouse adjoining the tenement given to Nathaniel. 
To my two daughters, Susan and Elizabeth Elliott, twenty pounds apiece 
in three years after my decease. To my kinsman Thomas Elliott the elder 
of Ipswich forty shillings and my second suit of apparel. Wife Elizabeth 
to be executrix and mv kind father in law Mr. Daniel Jegode. mv good 
cousin William Greenwood the elder. gen t , and my loving friends Robert 
Mellings Esq. and Thomas Feltham gen 1 to be supervisors. 

Arch. Sufi. (Ipswich) Original Wills (1641), No. 46. 

Daniel Jeggles of Southould, merchant. February 1641. proved 3 
November 1642. To the town of Southould ten pounds, to be paid into the 
hands of the chamberlain in six months after my decease, to the intent that 
fifteen shillings shall be distributed yearly and every year fcrever to the 
poor of said town. To Mr. John Goldsmith, minister of Southould. forty 
shillings. To my wife Elizabeth fifteen pounds. To my daughter Eliza- 
beth Elliott, for life, all my messuages, lands and tenements in Southould, 
except the hou-e or messuage which I bought of one Chapm°n, wherein 
one Richard Oulte latelv dwelt. After her decease these to go to mv 
grandchild Daniel Elliott, except as above and except the house purchased 
of Edraunde Harry. The said Daniel not yet two and twenty years old. 
Grandchildren Nathaniel and John Elliott at one and twenty. My grand- 
children the wife of Matthew Kempe and Elizabeth wife of Thomas Cocke. 
Reference to a former will in which I did give unto my said grandchild 
Susan, by name of Susan Elliott and, since, said Susan is married unto said 
Matthew Kempe &c. To my kinsman William Jeggles all such sums of 
money as he oweth me. William Greenwood Esq. of Great Yarmouth, 
Norfolk. Mv grandchild Susan Kemne's uncle Nicholas Allen gave her 
thirty pounds which mv executrix or executor is liable to pav. 

Arch. Suff. (Ipswich) Original Wills (1612), No. 129. 

[The foregoing Mills are all I have found relating to the family of Jennies or 
Giggles, a name which, in both forms, often appears in our Salem records. 
The end of Union Wharf was built over Je^irles Island, and there was a place 
called Jessies Rocks. I believe, in South Fields, near Forest River and Salem 
Harbor. — Kexrv F. Waters.] 

William Yonges of Lowestoft 22 June 1530, proved 7 March 1530. 
Wife Margery. William f locker of Lowestoft to be executor. 

Arch. SufT. (Ipswich), B. 10, L. 172. 

Christopher Horne of Aylesham yeoman, 4 March 1C02, proved 21 
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lieth buried. Nephew Christopher Yonges of Colby the elder. His 
daughters. Tenements &c. in Colby and Albie. Christopher, John and 
William Yonges sons of my nephew Christopher Yonges. Wife Emme 
Home. Sister Johan Yonges. Kinsman William Barker of Avlesham 
and Elizabeth his wife. Cousin Awby of Weston, Norfolk. John Crome 
and Elizabeth his wife. Codicil added 15 April 1603. 

Consist. Court, Norwich, B. Norforth, L. 242. 

[The same will was proved in the Prerogative Court in London, 19 May, 
1604, and registered in Book Harte 49.] 

A mandate was issued 2 March, 1611, for inducting Christopher Yonges, 
clerk, into the rea 1 possession of the vicarage of Reydon. See Act Book 
in Probate Registry, Ipswich. 

Christopher Yonges, clerk, minister of Southwold, 21 November 
-, proved 5 July 1626. To wife Margaret all lauds &c. for life. Then 



to my six children John, Joseph, Christopher, Mary, Margaret and Martha. 
To eldest son all my books except some English books such as my wife or 
my other children shall choose out for their use, one or two apiece. To 
Johu and Thomas Yonges my grandchildren, to each a silver spoon. Wife 
Margaret and John Smith and Thomas Elliot of Southwold to be executors. 

Consistory Court, Norwich (1626), No. 164. 

Margaret Youngs late wife of Christopher Youngs deceased, of 
Southwold, 27 October 1630, proved 8 January, 1630. For the outward 
goods that God hath given me I do dispose as folio weth. For the house 
and land I dwell in I desire it may be divided amongst my children ac- 
cording to my husband's will. Next, for all my household stuff &c. be- 
longing to me, mv will is, mv debts and funeral charge being paid, the 

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remainder to be equally divided betwixt my six children, John, Joseph, 
Christopher, Mary, Margaret and Martha, or so many as shall be alive at 
the time of my decease. My two sons John and Joseph Yonges to be 
executors. Arch. Sutl. (Ipswich), B. 59 (1629-30), L. 349. 

Thomas Warrex of Southwold merchant, 4 March 17 th Charles, 1641, 
proved 13 September 1645. To son Thomas all my houses and lands in 
Southwold bought of William Burrve late of Muttford and (other houses, 
tenements &c.) bought of the Bailiffs of Southwold, sold under the will of 
Richard Buckeuham, with brewhouse &c. To daughter Elizabeth wife of 
Thomas Gooch of Southwold twenty pounds. 

Item, I give and bequeath to the two children of Mary Youngs, my 
daughter, wife of John Youngs now in New England, the sum of forty 
pounds English money, to be paid unto them in manner and form following, 
i.e. to Mary Gardiner, my said daughter's daughter, the sum of thirty 
pounds within four years next after my decease. Item, I give unto Ben- 
jamin Youngs my grandchild the sum of ten pounds of like English money, 
to be paid unto him within live years next after my decease. To my 
daughter Margaret loungs, the wife of Joseph Youngs, thirty pounds, to 
be paid ten pounds in six years, ten pounds in seven years and ten pounds 
in eight years after my decease. To my daughter Christian Barnard, 
wife of Symou Barnard, twenty pounds, to be paid ten pounds in nine 
years and ten pounds in ten years after my decease. To my son George 
Warren ten pounds in eleven years &c. All these sums to be paid by my 
son Thomas Warren. To mv daughter Deborah the house and land in. 
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Certain money due from Daniel Stephenson, late of Southwold deceased, 
to Robert Warren, my son, deceased. Son Thomas and son in law Simon 
Barnard to be executors. 

Arch. Suff. (Ipswich) Original Wills (1645), No. 120. 

[The above will was not indexed in the Calendar. Nor was it registered. I 
came upon it in going through the bundles of original wills. I found that there 
was an immense number of wills not registered and many not indexed. 

To this family of Yonges undoubtedly belonged John, Joseph and Christopher 
Yonges or Youngs of Salem. Some mention of them will probably be found 
in the Essex Institute Historical Proceedings (Salem). Christopher, I think, 
removed to Wenham, aud one or both of the other two, I believe, removed to 
Southold. In Salem, I associate then, with the lower part of the town, say 
about the neighborhood of English, Webb aud Derby Streets. I have not my 
notes at hand or I could speak more definitely of the whereabouts of their lots. 

I have found the family mentioned occasionally in the wills of the Prerogative 
Court. — H. F. Waters. 

Christopher Young of Wenham, Mass., left a will dated 9 June, 1G47. He 
directs his three children to be sent to their native country, Great Yarmouth, 
Norfolk, England. But our court decided otherwise. He names father-in-law 
Richard Elviu of Gt. Yarmouth, and his >vife to whom he bequeaths his two 
daughters ; his son to Johu Phillips of Wenham ; sisters the wives of Joseph 
Young and Thomas Moore. His children are Sarah, Mary, Christopher. (The 
latter bapt. 1644.) Esdras Reed of Weuham, Wm. Brown of Salem, and the 
wife of Joseph Young, executors. 

The son Christopher, I suppose, married Mary Budd, and had sons Christo- 
pher and John. The younger Christopher of Southold was sou of Rev. John 
Young, the pastor there, and born in America. 

Margaret, the daughter of the Rev. Christopher Youngs of Reydon, in Suf- 
folk, married Capt. Joseph Youngs of Salem aud Southold. 

Christopher Youngs, sr., was of Southold in 1G56. In 1G37 "John Yonge 
of St. Margretts Suffolk, minister agced 3~j ycares and Joan his wife a^eed 34 
yeares with G children, John Tho., Anne, Rachell, Marey and Joseph" were 
examined being "desirous to passe to Salarn into New England to inhabit." 
(Mass. Hist. Coll., 4th Series, vol. 1, p. 101.) His passage was forbidden, and 
when he did come his wife was named Mary. See Thompson's Long Island. 
He died 1672 set. 74. 

The statements of Thompson and Griffin must be accepted with caution. 
Probably the entire connection of these Southold and Salem Youngs can be 
worked out from these wills and the Essex County records, Salem, and South- 
old records. — Ebex Putnam.] 

William Yonges of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, merchant, burgess and 
alderman of the same town. 13 September 1611, proved 11 .November 
1611. Wife Dorothy. Her daughter Mary Remington. My kinsman 
Robert Sayer, merchant. My daughter Rachael P^ck. My kinsman 
Augustine Yonges the elder. My kindred Edmond Yonges, James 
Yonges. Katherine Harris, Margaret Johnson. Frances Kendall, Agnes 
Yonges, Henry Yonges my brother John's son, Susan, Elizabeth, Martha, 
Joaue and Temperance, daughters of said Henry Yonges, Katherine 
Niccoll, Margaret Gayfer and Ursula her sister. Brother in law Benjamin 
Cooper and his children. Children of brother in law George Birche. 
Tenement I bought of my brother in law Isaac Cooper. Son in law 
Nicholas Pecke. Son in law Nathaniel Remington and Agnes now his 
wife. Mary Remington their daughter and Nathaniel their son and Samuel 
their son. Son in law William Doughtie and Prisca his wife. Edmund 
Cocke and Sara his wife and Joseph and Nathaniel their sons. Edward 
Ainsworth and Hauna his wife and their daughter Lydia and sons Thomas 
and Nathaniel. Brother in law George Birche and Prisca his wife. 
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Hanna his wife. Brother in law Thomas Cooper and his wife. Brother 
Henry Yon £es. Brother in law Thomas Housegoe. Cousin James 
Matchett. A number of others named. Wood, 93. 

Rokert Page of South wold, Suffolk, mariner, 27 November 1617, 
proved 6 February 1617. To the reparations of the church or chapel of 
Southwold five shillings. To Mr, Christover Yonges, minister of South- 
would, five shillings. Wife Margaret. Eldest son William Padge. Daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Padge. Brother in law Richard Farrow and my sister Far- 
row. My kinsman Thomas Farrow. My three children John, Agues and 
Marion Padge. Daniel Jeggell of Southwold merchant to advise mv wife 
in the distribution of ten shillings worth of clothes amongst the children of 
my sister Alice. Meade, 20. 

Robert Williamson - of South would, Suffolk, mariner, 25 October 1617, 
proved 6 February 1617. Ten shillings towards the reparation of the 
church or chapel. Ten shillings to Mr. Christover Yonges preacher of the 
word of God of Southwold. Five pounds to Katherine Mason my kins- 
woman. Robert Padge of Southwold. Residue to wife Era, whom I make 
sole executrix. Daniel Jeggell one of the witnesses. Meade, 20. 

Thomas Kembolde of Hechm (Hitcham?) 20 September 1557, proved 
20 April 1558. Wife Betteres. Sons Nicholas and Leonard. Daughter 
Parnell. Bury Wills (Arch. Sudbury) Book Bell, L. oo. 

Henry Kembold of Hechm 4 January 1558, proved 10 March 1558 
To be buried in the churchyard of Hechm. To mv wife Svslev Kembold 
my tenement I live in called Pogelle's &c. and a piece of land in Rattles- 
den. These to son Henry after my wife's decease, he to pay certain sums 
to his brothers and sisters. To son Thomas piece of land in Rattlesden af- 
ter my wife's decease. To Thomas three pounds six shillings and eight 
pence, whereof thirty three shillings and four pence at his age of twenty 
one years and then every year six shillings eight pence until 1 the sum, three 
pounds six shillings eight pence, be fully paid. To son Henry a piece of 
land which I have in mortgage of Henrv Bowie. To son Richard six 
pounds thirteen shillings four pence, for to be paid by Henry Kembold my 
son, at his age of twenty one years. To daughters Agnes and Margaret 
Kembold thirty three shillings each at days of marriage and the same 
sum in five years. Wife Syslye aud son Henry to be executors and Ed- 
mund Lever to be supervisor. Bury Wills, Book Bell, L. 542. 

Nicholas Kembold of Kettleberston husbandman, 13 May 16 Eliz., 
1574, proved 2 August 1574. Wife Margaret. Sister Parnell Cyrsp 
(Crispe?). Godson Henry Cyrsp. Leonard Cyrsp at twenty one. Ed- 
mund, Robert, Nicholas, Rose and Hester Clarke. 

Bury Wills, Book Wroo, L. 43. 

George Dickenson clerk and parson of Buxhall 26 March 1619, 
proved 29 April 1619. Wife Judeth. Thomas Dickenson, eldest sou of 
my nephew Thomas Dickenson, and George Dickenson, another son of 
Thomas. Sister Margaret Jennings of Scarborough, widow. Jane Potter 
all Finbus (?) daughter of mv sister Isabel deceased. Mary Kinge dau^h- 
ter of John Kinge. John Kinge son of Elizabeth. Barbery Dickenson 
daughter of brother Henry. Peter Dickenson son of brother John. A lot 
of Coppingers named. Son in law John Salter. The children of Robert 



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Salter. Sister Bridget Kimboid. Brothers Richard, Stephen and Thomas 
Kimbold. Sister Anne Kimboid ah Benton. To Air. Munninges my great 
Bible, to preach at my funeral. 

Consistory Court, Norwich, Book Mason, L. 208. 

[The same will was proved at Bury St. Edmunds the next day, 30 April 1619, 
and registered in Book Gibson, leaf 41)2. I find, that my notes taken from it 
differ somewhat from the above. Xiece Jane is here called Jane Potter als Fry- 
bus. Mary and John Kinge are called children of John Kinge. And sister Anne 
Kjmbold&als Bowlton appears (instead of Benton). — II. F. Wateks.] 

Robert Whotlock of Rattlesden, knacker, 20 September 1622, 
proved 8 October 1G22. My kinsman Thomas Skott of Rattlesden, glover. 
My sister Martha Skott. My kinswoman Ursula Kemball. Kinswoman 
Ellen Usher. Andrew Bartholomews. Andrew Fordham of Rattlesden. 
Elizabeth Bell. Prudence Webb. My kinsman Roger Skotte at one and 
twenty years of age. House in Norfolk my brother Roger Whotlock gave 
me. Peter Deveieux, minister of Rattlesden. Henry Skott a witness. 

Consistory of Norwich, B. Bradstreet, L. 125. 

Henry Skott of Rattlesden, Suffolk, yeoman, 24 September 1G23, 
proved 10 January 1624. To my wife Martha the house wherein I dwell 
ecc. during term of her natural life: after that to mv son Roger Skott and 
his heirs forever. To Abigail Kemball my grandchild forty shillings at her 
age of one and twenty years. To my grandchild Henry Kemball twenty 
shillings at age of one and twenty and the same sum each to grandchildren 
Elizabeth and Richard Kemball at same age. To son Thomas Skott rive 
pounds within one year after my decease. To Mr. Peter Devereux, min- 
ister of Rattlesden, ten shillings. Wife Martha to be executrix. 

Bury Wills, Book Pearle, L. 117. 

[These Kern hold and Skott Mills (as well as the other Norfolk and Suffolk 
wills here published) were gathered more than ten years ago. When Mr. Mor- 
rison was over here in 18S9, finding that he was in search of the English home 
of the Kimballs of Ipswich, Mass., I h:nl the pleasure of putting him upon the 
right track by giving him these nute*, all except the will of Robert Whotlock 
(brother of Martha Scott), which by some oversight I did not notice when I 
was going over my collection with a view to help him. It was this very Martha 
Scott who, with her son Thomas Scott and her daughter Ursula Kembold or 
Kemball and the latter's husband, Richard Kemball. took passage the last of 
April, 1634, in the Elizabeth. William Andrews master, from the port of Ipswich 
in old England, and settled in Ipswich, New England. 

Below v. ill be found two or three wills taken out of the registers of the Pre- 
rogative Court of Canterbury, at Somerset House, Strand. London.— II. F. Wa- 
ters.] 

John Plumbe of Boxford, Suffolk, clothier. 15 April 1622, proved 23 
June 1G23. To be interred within the sanctuary at Boxford. To brother 
Steven Plumbe mv messuage or tenement in Groaton which I had bv and 
after the decease of my father (and two closes in Groaton). And after the 
decease of my said brother I do give and bequeath the said messuage &c. 
unto my godson John Plumbe, son of the said Steven, and the aforesaid 
two closes unto William Plumbe, one other of the sons of the said Steven. 
More to my said brother one hundred pounds. Ten pounds to Mr. Joseph 
Byrd minister o: Boxford. Forty pounds to my sister in law Mary Daynes 
the wife of Beniamin Daynes. Thirty pounds to mv uncle Miles Alarkes. 
lo my two brothers in law Job Grymwade and Joseph Gale twenty 
pounds apiece. I give unto my niece Anne Kemball twenty pounds. To 



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mv cousin Charles Monnyngham ten pounds and to his sou William other 
ten pounds. Mr. Nicholson minister of Groaton. Thomas Byrde and the 
widow Larkin. John Kinge. To my son in law Lawrence Lomax and to 
Elizabeth my daughter, his wife, all my messuages, tenements, lands &c. 
not herein formerly bequeathed. To mv grandchild John Lomax mv houses 
&c. in Boxford on the North side of the river and of the street or road 
leading between Sudbury and Hadlev. and one meadow of copvhold land 
in Groaton which I bought of Mr. Adam Wintroppe (and other land). 
After the death of the said Lawrence and Elizabeth I give and bequeath 
unto my grandchild Lawrence Lomax my messuage &c. wherein I now 
dwell. The said Laurence and Elizabeth to be sole executors. Ten pounds 
to Mary Daynes the daughter of Benjamin Daynes. Ten pounds to Mary 
Plome the daughter of Steven Plome. Swann, 57. 

Stephen Kembold of Bildeston, Suffolk, yeoman, 6 March 1633, 
proved 9 May 1631. To my son in law John Furley and to Anne Furley 
my daughter, wife to the said John, all my lands and tenements, as well 
freehold as copyhold, in Bildeston. Chelsworth and Wattelsham, with all 
my lands and tenements in Boxford and Powlsted, with all my lands and 
tenements which I do hold of the manor of Nortons &c., during the term 
of their natural lives, next to mv grandchild Stephen Furley, their eldest 
son, with remainder to Jonathan Furley, their second sou. theu to any other 
issue of the said John and Anne, if any: if not then to mv grandchild 
Anne Langley for term of her natural life &c. To mv son in law Henry 
Tanner of Cornard Magna fifty pounds and fifty pounds to my graudchild 
Stephen Tanner. Son in law John Furley to be executor. 

Seager, 50. 

Sentence for the confirmation of the foregoing will was promulgated It 
November 1634 following upon litigation between John Furley the execu- 
tor of the one part and Anne Furley a daughter, Stephen Tanner a daugh- 
ter's son aud Anne Langley a daughter's daughter of the deceased, of the 
other part. Seager, 95. 

Margaret Weld relict of Thomas Weld late of Gate side by New- 
castle, clerk, deceased, her will made 20 March 1664, proved 16 Novem- 
ber 1671. To my brother in law Mr. William Doget and mv kinsman 
John Jeaffresou. their heirs and assigns, my house and messuage &c. situ- 
ated in Wyrestreet in the parish of St. Nicholas in the town or borough of 
Colchester Essex, to the use hereafter mentioned, viz 1 , that the clear rents 
and profits thereof shall be to the only use and behoof of my well beloved 
sister Auna Dogett, wife of the said William, for and during all the term 
of her natural life; aud after her decease to the use of the respective chil- 
dren of my said sister and my sister Elizabeth Wade deceased that shall be 
then living, to be divided amongst them by equal portions until sale shall 
be made of the same messuage, which should be doue with all convenient 
speed for the best price they can get aud the money so raised divided 
amongst the said children of my aforenamed sisters. Duke, 139. 

[According to Savage our Thomas Weld obtained a living at St. Mary Gates- 
head and died 23 March 1661.— H. F. W.] 

Mary Marshall of London, widow, 16 January 1715, proved 15 June 
1716. Infirm of Body and that increased bv mv grief for the death of my 
late dear and loving husbaud Mr. Joseph Marshall. To be buried in the 
parish church of St. Mary Aldermary near said husband. To the use of 

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the Charity School in Gravel Lane. South wark, one hundred pounds. Ten 
pounds each to twenty poor dissenting ministers. Annuities to he paid as 
follow. To my cousin Dannetta Dellingham, daughter of mv late uncle 
Danet Foorth deceased twenty pounds yearly. To my cousin Sarah 
Jukes, daughter of my late uncle Thomas Foorth deceased, ten pounds a 
year. To my cousin Mary Terry widow of Stephen Tern' deceased, ten 
pounds a year. I give to my cousin John Meade one hundred pounds. To 
my cousins Matthew. Samuel. Robert, Francis, Rehecca and Mary Meade, 
sons and daughters of my late uncle Richard Meade deceased, fifty pounds 
apiece. To my cousin Rehecca Shrimptbn, wife of Epaphras Shrimpton 
of Boston in New England, two hundred pounds and all my household 
linen. To my cousin Matthew Rolleston of Friday Street London fifty 
pounds and to my cousin Deborah Rolleston his sister one hundred pounds. 
To my cousin Samuel Rolleston, brother of the said Matthew, five hundred 
pounds if he shall be bred a dissenting minister; but if not then only one 
hundred pounds at age of twenty one. To my aforesaid cousin Dannetta 
Deliingharr.'s two daughters one hundred pounds apiece. To each of the 
two daughters of mv cousin Elizabeth Wildbore, daughter of my late uncle 
John Foorth, one hundred pounds apiece. To my cousin Elizabeth Baker, 
wife of James Baker, one hundred pounds. To my aforesaid cousin Mary 
Terry's son and daughter fifty pounds apiece. Five pounds apiece to Rich- 
ard Baker, citizen and skinner of London, and Anne his wife. To the 
three children of Widow Smith, who was the niece of Martha Lathum de- 
ceased, twenty pounds towards putting them out apprentices or otherwise 
for their benefit. Whereas my said late husband did desire me to give un- 
to Joseph Iliggison. son of my niece Elianor Hig"ison, one hundred 
pounds I do order and direct that my executor do pay the same. 1 do like- 
wise give the said Joseph the further sum of one hundred pounds. To my 
loving brother Benjamin Marshall one hundred pounds and to my niece 
Anne Marshall two hundred pounds. To my said niece Elianor Higgison 
one hundred pounds ami to my cousin Sarah Foorth, daughter of my said 
late uncle Dannet Foorth, twenty pounds. To my cousin Joseph Reynolds, 
writing master, one hundred pounds. Ten guineas for mourning each to 
Sir Nathaniel Meade and to Doctor Richard Meade. My cousin Mary 
Meade wife of Robert Meade son of my uncle Matthew Meade. My lov- 
ing cousin William Meade of Aylisbury Bucks gen', to be residuary lega- 
tee and sole executor. A few others named. Fox, 121. 

[I have numerous Forth wills which I have been gathering for many years. 
Most of them I have loaned to Dr. Musket, who gives a large account of the 
Forth- in his Manorial Families of Sutlblk. — II. F. Waters.] 

Margaret Skwali. of the city of Coventry aged three score and twelve 
years and upwards, 7 May 1G28, proved 13 June 1632. To be buried in 
the Diapers chapel in the parish church of St. Michael near unto the body 
of my late husband there lately buried. To Richard Sewall my youngest 
son. and Anne Power, my daughter, wife to Anthony Power of KeneU 
worth gen'., and to Margaret Randell now wife to Abraham Randell of the 
city of Coventry gen c , one annuity or yearly rent charge of eleven pounds 
eight shillings issuing out of certain lands in Wvtherlev, Leicestershire, 
and Ansley, Warwickshire, and late in the tenure or occupation of Eliza- 
beth Throckmorton &c. And I do forgive unto Henry Sewall, my eldest 
sou, his offences wherein and whereby he hath sundry times offended me, 
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brother and bis sisters as be would be done to, unto whom I give, I mean 
to nay said son Henry Sewall, twelve pence in money. To my overseers 
six shilliqgs eight pence in money. The residue to Richard Sewall, my 
son, Anne Power, my daughter, and Margaret Randell, my daughter, trust- 
ing that thev will lovingly live together in peace and unity all the davs of 
their lives. Thev to be executors and loving friends Thomas Basnett of 
Coventry, mercer, and John Rogerson of the same city, draper, to be 
overseers. 

Wit. Thomas Basnet, John Brownell, Sam: Brownell. 

Audley, G5. 

[I was utterly amazed, on looking over my past Gleanings recently, to find 
that this will, which I took note of a dozen years ago. has not appeared in them. 
I cannot now account for the omission. — Henry F. Waters. 

The testator was the widow of Henry Sewall, mayor of Coventry in 1589 
and 1606, and was the daughter of Avery Grazebrook, of Middleton, Co. War- 
wick. Her husband died 1G April, 1628, and both are buried in St. Michael's, 
Coventry. The sou Henry was the grandfather of Chief Justice Samuel Sew- 
all, and settled at Newbury till 5 Aug. lG4f>, when he conveyed his farm at 
" Newberry falls River" to his sou Henry and went to Rowley, where he died 
in 1657. His troubles with his wife (Mass. Records, vol. 1, pp. 162, 236), and 
with others of the church in Rowley in 1650. were perhaps repetitions of his 
behavior to his family in England. 

The will of the husband of the testator is given in the Register, vol. 40, p. 
45. Also see Salisbury Memorials, p. 145. — Walter K. Watkixs.] 

Elizabeth Nedham of Hodnet in Salop, sole and unmarried. 3 Sep- 
tember 1G1G, with a codicil (without date) proved 29 January 1G16. My 
body to be buried at Hodnet church at discretion of my executors. To my 
brother Sir Robert Nedham of Shavington, knight, two hundred pounds to 
be deducted out of that rive hundred pounds which my said brother doth 
owe unto me. Forty shillings for to make a rintj for my lady Nedham his 
wife. To my brother Thomas Nedham fifty pounds and forty shillings to 
make his lady a ring. Twenty pounds to my nephew Robert Nedham. to 
maki a piece of plate, and live pounds to his son Robert and five pounds to 
his daughter Francis, to make either of them a piece of plate. To my 
brother in law Sir Robert Vernon of Hodnet and to my sister his wife all 
that four hundred and twenty pounds which he oweth unto me and all the in- 
terest due for it fur this year. Five pounds each to my nephews Henry and 
Robert Vernon to make either of them a piece of plate. To Sir Richard 
Chitwood my brother in law ten pounds, to make him a piece of plate, and 
to my sister C. itwoode I L, r ive my best border. Five pounds each to my 
nephews Robert and Thomas Chitwood, to make either of them a piece of 
plate. I give to John Chitwoode, Tobie Chitwoode, Grace Chitwoode, Ab- 
igail Chitwood, Dorothy Chitwoode and Beatrice Chitwoode, every of them, 
forty shillings to make them, each one, a ring. To my sister Jane Rad- 
cliffe twenty pounds, whereof she oweth unto me ten pounds, and to my 
nephew Francis Collier twenty shillings, to make him a ring, and to her 
other three sons likewise, every one twenty shillings* To mv sister Powell 
twenty pounds, to be deducted and taken out of fifty pounds which she 
oweth unto me. Bequests to nephews Edward Powell (and his wife), 
Thomas Powell (and his wife), Richard Powell, Robert, Francis and An- 
drew Powell. To my sister Mawde Aston one hundred pounds and (be- 
quests) to god daughter Elizabeth Aston, nephews Thomas and John As- 
ton and Mary Aston, their sister. My nephew Edward Jones and Mary 
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godson Roger Owen. Others named. The poor of Adderly where I was 
born and of Hodnet where I live. I do ordain &c. Sir Robert Vernon of 
Hodnet in the county of Salop, knight, my brother in law, and Edward 
Jones of Shrewsbury Esquire, learned in the laws, executors. The codicil 
(a very interesting one) disposes of a lot of articles of dress and personal 
adornment, cabinets &c, and mentions sister Wynn, niece Chelmick, niece 
Ludlow besides others already named in the body of the will. 

Weldon, 5. 

Jane Chettwood of West Helton in the County of Sallop, 6 May 
1643, proved 4 December 1648. To my brother Mr. Robert Chettwood 
an hundred pounds if he die not before the receipt of it, which if he do 
my will is that the said hundred pounds be transported over to my sister 
Mrs. Backley (sic) in New England. To my sister Clare fifty pounds. 
To my sister Mary Chettwood fifty pounds. To my sister Abigail Chett- 
wood fifty pounds. My will is that ten pounds be paid to Sir Thomas As- 
ton due to him from myself and mv sister Abigail. To mv niece Elizabeth 
Bray forty pounds. To Mrs. Mary Thomas twenty pounds. To my maid 
Mary Thomas twenty pounds. To Olave Gibbons five pounds. To Mrs. 
HilJersham a ring. To Mrs. Wichcott a ring. To Mr. Botte twenty 
shillings. To Joaue Jones twenty shillings. To every one of Mrs. Tho- 
mas' servants twelve pence apiece. To my sister Abigail my best petti- 
coat. To my maid Mary Thomas my silk gown. Finally, my will is that 
Mr. Edward Jones, my cousin Powell and my sister Abigail may be ex- 
ecutors, whom I shall trust for the discharge of funeral expenses arid what 
is due belongeth to Mrs. Thomas for half a year's diet. Witnessed by 
Oliver Thomas. Jane Whichcott, Joane Jones. 

Proved by Abigail Chetwood, power reserved for Edward Jones and 
Powell the others &c. Essex, 184. 

[The foregoing wills disclose various relationships of Grace Chitwood or 
Chetwode, who became the second wife of our Peter Bulkley of Concord. The 
following wills show certain relationships and connections of his first wife Jane 
Alleyne.— II. F. W.] 

John Alex, knight, citizen and alderman of London, 3 August 1545, 
proved 15 January 1545. To be buried in the Mercers chapel, in such a 
place there as I have devised and ordained my tomb. The poor of Mary 
Magdalen, Milk Street, of St. Nicholas Aeon, beside Lumbard Street, of 
St. Bennet Fincke beside St. Anthonys, of St. Olave wherein I dwell &c. 
The bedridden, the lazar houses, the prisons &c. Directions about funeral. 
" And I will that my Lorde Mai re and Aldermen be sarued w fc spice bread 
sent home to theire bowses according to theire anncyent custome"; and 
"an homiest and convenyent dynner" provided for them, according to the 
laudable custom of the City of London. Directions as to Dirh r es arid 
Masses and other mourning. To Whittingcon College half a beef, price 
thirteen shillings four pence, one carcase of mutton, price three shillings 
four pence, half a veal, two shillings eight pence, in bread twenty pence 
and a barrel of good ale. To thirteen poor almsmen of the same house in 
bread thirteen pence, a carcas of mutton, three shillings, a lamb, twenty 
pence, a barrel of good ale, three shillings four pence, and in spice bread 
at my funeral twelve pence. Other similar doles. The reparations of the 
parish church of Thaxted in Essex where I was born. To every child 
there that can read a Lesson in the " Quear," wearing his surplice, or can 
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of John Aleyn, alderman, Richard his father and Agnes his mother and for 
all christen souls, four pence. And the " herce " to be set upon the place 
in the church where the body of the said Richard Alen my father is buried; 
and four poor men to hold four tapers about the "terse " at the head, feet 
and both sides, and each of them to have for their labors at Dinge and 
Mass of Requiem twelve pence. And the said four tapers to be of the 
weight of thirty two pounds and there to remain and burn every Sunday 
and every Festival day about the said herse upon four standards or candle- 
sticks until the wax be consumed to the place where 4 * the wetke shall 
feale"; and the stock of the said tapers to be new wrought and set up be- 
fore the rood in the rood loft till they be consumed and wasted. Directions 
as to ringing the " knylls." Sundry distributions among the poor of Thax- 
ted. To the four and twenty wards within the city of London a hundred 
pounds sterling to be distributed amongst poor householders &c. Bequests 
to Elizabeth Fuller, wife of Hugh Fuller, my sister's daughter, and every 
of her two children. My cousin and " saruannte ' John Askew. John 
Askewe the son of Elizabeth, Lady Askewe, my sister. John Lucas the 
son of John Lucas deceased. Agnes Wilton of Thaxted. Anne Peche. 
Gregory Jove. Others named. Mv cousin John Hasilwood. Katherine 
Lucas als Hill. Lands and tenements which I purchased jointly with Sir 
John Champneys and RaurYe Alen. aldermen of London, of the King's 
Majesty. I will that the Lord Mayor of London for the time being shall 
have my collar of S S to use and occupy yearly at and upon principal and 
festival days &o. To Robert Fyke, the son of Thomas Pyke, my mansion 
house or place and a tenement next adjoining in the parish of St. Marga- 
ret Patten, in which house Sir John Champneys now dvvelleth. My cousin 
Richard Askewe of Elomberstoue. 

Then comes the last will disposing of testator's landed estate in the coun- 
ties of Lincoln, York, Northampton, Hereford, Kent, Middlesex and else- 
where. Cousin John Askoughe son and heir apparent of Christopher As- 
koughe of Ashby, in the county of Lincoln. Esq. Cousin John Askewe 
01 Dudley. Elizabeth Jay. My cousin John Lucas, son of John Lucas 
late of London £en l . ]\Jy cousin Bryan Lucas son of Richard Lucas de- 
cer.sed, late of Newark in the county of Nottingham, gen 1 . My son Chris- 
tofer Alen, to whom manors or Lordships in Lincoln and Nottingham 
and York &c. and lands, houses &c. in Kent, Middlesex and London; re- 
mainder to son Lazer Alen, brother to the said Christofer, then to John 
Askowcjh, son of Christofer Askowt{h. then to the said John Lucas the 
son &c, then to Bryan Lucas &c. Elizabeth Jay shall have the keeping of 
John my fool, and I bequeath towards the keeping of the same the issues 
aud profits of my copyhold lands in Bushey and Watford, during the nat- 
ural life of the same fool. The residue of my goods &.c. to be divided be- 
tween Christofer, Lazar and Johan their sister, and my children, the one 
moiety, and the other moiety to mine executors, who are to be my friends 
Thomas Pyke, Christofer Alen my brother and John Askowghe my cous- 
in and "sarvannte." Overseers I make my friends Robert Jartsey. John 
Alen my brother. John llasiiwode mv cousin and Sir John Pinsaunte clerk. 
To John Hasillwoode my cousin, sou of Julian deceased, late my sister, 
the manor of Wotton in Northampton. 

Sentence promulgated 15 February 1545 following upon litigation be- 
tween the executors of the one part and Richard Bowyer, propounding a 
certain interest &e., and Dame Elizabeth Askowghe, widow, a natural sis- 
ter, and John Hasilwoodde, son of Julian Hasilwoodde, and cousin of the 
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[The place which the foregoing testator holds in the Aleyn or Alleyn pedi- 
gree will be found in the Visitation of London. 1634. and the Visitation of Es- 
sex, 1634, both published by the Harleian Society. This will shows that he had 
three children, Christopher. Lazar and Johan (a daughter), who are not given 
at all in either of those pedigrees. — H. F. W.] 

Thomas Faercloughe of London merchant tailor. 11 June 1585, 
proved 18 June 1585. My body to be buried in the church or chancel of 
Goldington. To Thomas Faerclough. my brother John's son, ten pounds 
at age of one and twenty years. To John Faerclough, my brother's son, 
forty pounds at one and twenty. To Agnes Faerclough, my brother John's 
daughter, twenty pounds. The same to Jane, Frances. Mary, Milecent, 
Rose and Elizabeth Faercloughe. to be paid unto them at day of marriage 
&c. If any of them die before the age of one and twenty years or day of 
marriage their portions to remain to the use and behoof of mv brother 
John. To Richard Faerclough fifty pounds. To Robert Hasseldine, my 
sister Mary's son, ten pounds at the age of one and twenty years. To 
William Hasseldine ten pounds at same age. To Thomas Hasseldeine, 
my godson, thirteen pounds six shillings eight pence at one and twenty. 
To Alice Hasseldine twenty pounds to be paid at the day of her marriage, 
but and if she die before then my will is that the said twenty pounds shall 
be given to my sister Alin her mother. To Gyles Allin ten pounds at one 
and twenty. To Anne Allin ten pounds at day of marriage. To that child 
which my sister Allen goeth withal, be it boy or girl, ten pounds to be 
paid as is aforesaid. My will is that as many of my sister Mary's children 
as shall please God to call away, either before the age of one and twenty 
years or day of marriage, that their portions shall remain to the use of my 
brother John (Alice her portion only excepted). To my father Hattiey 
five pounds and the same to my mother Hatlev, and to mv brother Robert 
Hatlev. Mv sister Garthrud. Mv sister Constance Grubb to the use of 
her daughter Elizabeth Grubb. My sister Elizabeth Lenton. My brother 
Allin. My sister Faercloughe. Edward Seney. Others. Brother John 
Faercloughe to be executor and my father Hatley overseer. 

Brudenell, 31. 

[A pedigree of this family appears in the Visitation of Herts. 1634 (Harl. 
Soc. Tub. p. 52). I have other wills relating to them which I hope to publish 
sometime.— H. F. W.] 

John Ball of Bromiard in Herefordshire 2 June 1607, proved 8 Sep- 
tember 1607. Have purchased of Joane Grub, Richard Grub, David 
Hughes, Margaret his wife and John their son a capital messuage in New 
Windsor, Berks. My wife Elizabeth. Brother Richard Ball. Lands 
purchased of Richard Har.cockes and Richard Nicholettes ah. Nicholas 
gen 1 in the county of "Worcester. Mary Nicholas widow, mother of the 
said Richard. Her house in Bromiarde. Richard, John and Anthony 
Ball sous of my brother Thomas. My mother Elianor Ball widow. My 
brother Richard. Land purchased of my aunt Pitcher. Brother Roger 
Ball. My Brother in law Gabriel Nicholas. Father's will. My mother 
in law Mary Nicholas. William Pitcher of Cradley in Hereford gen*. 
Samuel Allene of Hasleighe, Elssex, gent. William Nicholettes. Richard 
Hancock's son George. The poor of Haseleighe. My cousin John xU- 
leine. My cousin Nevelle's three children. My cousin Giles Aleyne's 
children. Mv aunt Aleyue of Elaseleign. My sister in law Elianor Ball- 
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cousins Samuel Allen and Isaac Allen. My uncle Giles Aleyne of Ha- 
seleigh. Cousin Rebecca Nevell widow. Cousin Richard Collins and his 
wife. Aunt Heathe. Uncle Richard Wed mister. Uncle Anthony Nicho- 
las. Hudleston, 76. 

Sara Aleyn of Haseleigh, Essex, widow, 2 March 1622 (date of pro- 
bate not ascertained, but probably in 1625 or 1626). Daughter Mary 
Coys, now deceased, to whom I did deliver (nine or ten years since) my 
Jewell with nine diamonds and seven rubies to the end and upon condition 
that the said Mary Covs should give the same to my god daughter Sara 
Coys, which Sara h-nh since married Mr. Walter Chauncey of London, 
goldsmith &c. John Nevill, eldest son of Rebecca Ball my eldest daugh- 
ter. My niece Martha Griffin. My niece Sara Chauncey. The eight 
children of ray daughter Covs. Mv daughter Chauncev's two sons. Mv 
nephew Giles Coys his son and heir William Coys. The children of my 
son Isaac Alevj. Mv grandchild Giles Aleyn and his eldest sister, Sara 
Alevn, and his younger sister Anne Aleyn. 

Com. Court of Loudon for Essex and Herts. 

Original Wills, Bundle for 1625-6, No. 161. 

[The Visitation of Essex 103-1 shows that the testatrix was a daughter of 
John Skory, Bishop of Hereford, and the wife of Giles Aleyn of Haseleigh, 
son of Christopher Aleyn of London and nephew of Sir John Aleyn the Lord 
Mayor. Her eldest daughter Rebecca seems to have been the wife, first, of 
Thomas Nevill of Stocke in Essex (see Pedigree on page 334, Visitation of Es- 
sex 1G34) , and afterwards a Ball. Her daughter Mary was married to 

William Coys. Esq. (see Coys Pedigree in Visitation of Essex 1012, page 
184). Their children, as given in this Pedigree, were Giles. Matthew, Daniel, 
William and Edward Coys (rive sons), and three daughters, Martha, Sarah and 
Mary. These were probably the eight children of " daughter Coys" referred 
to in the will. It seems reasonable to infer that the ••niece" (i.e. grand 
daughter) Martha Griffin was one of these daughters of William and Mary Coys 
and "niece" {i.e. grand daughter) Sara Chauncey was another, the latter be- 
ing that goddaughter referred to as having married Walter Chauncey. We had 
a Matthew Coy or Coys in New England, and I recollect reading some deposi- 
tions (I think in tin.- State IIou<e at Boston) about the coining down to Lou- 
Jon (I believe) of this Matthew and a brother, and their taking passage or be- 
ing carried over to New England. 

Anne Aleyn, the third daughter of this testatrix, a^ given in the Pedigree, 
was the wife of Henry Chauncey of Yardley, Herts, (see Visitation of Herts. 
1034, page 39), eldest son of George Chauucey (called of Gedleston, Herts, in 
the Pedigree, but of Barking, Essex, according to his own will). Our Charles 
phauncey, the President of Harvard College, was half brother to Henry Chaun- 
cey of Yardley, being one of the sons of George Chauncey by a second wife. 
The testatrix refers to " my daughter Chauncev's two sons." These were pro- 
bably Henry and John Chauncey, the former of whom was the father of Sir 
Henry Chauncey or Chauncy, the well-known historian of Hertfordshire. I 
have a number of wills relating to this family which I hope to publish some- 
time or other. While the late Mr. Reginald Ames was making his colleetion 
of notes about this family I used to <zive him what I found. Since his death I 
have gathered other notes. — Henry E. W.vtkrs.] 

Oliver St. John of Heishoe in the County of Bedford, gen 1 , 13 March 
162.5, proved 1 May 1026. To wife Alice (certain household stuff) and the 
desk in the chamber where she and I do usually lie, being over the kitchen, 
wherein many writings are. both of indentures and other things (the great 
trunk which was my tirat wife's and the painted clothes only excepted). 
Certain bedding in the chamber where my mother did ly while she lived, 
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and mine is set, or letters for the same, being bought by ray brother Mr. 
Robert Haselden. Furniture in house in Camoyes wherein Edward Clarke 
now dwelleth which I bought of Mr. Thomas Ansell when 1 purchased 
the said house and ground of him. She to have the use of those things 
during her life and to leave them in good order and repair to my son Oliver. 
To Dorothy Westland my daughter mv great white silver beaker. To my 
daughter Judith two hundred pounds, one hundred in six months next af- 
ter my decease and the other hundred at the day of her marriage or at the 
age of six and twenty years, also my lesser white silver beaker. To my 
daughter Elizabeth one hundred pounds, in two years after my decease, 
and four years parcel of my term of years which I have yet to come in 
my farm at Ripton which I hold of the Right Hon. the Earl of Boiling- 
brook; the lease to be kept by my loving brother in law Mr. Peter 
Bulkier, her uncle, oue of mv overseers. And I do further give unto the 
said Elizabeth St. John, my daughter, a little silver tun which we usually 
use which was her own mother's. I do give unto Mary and Anne mv two 
daughters, to either of them three score and six pounds, thirteen shillings 
and four pence in eighteen months after my decease, to be paid into the 
hands of my loving father in law Mr. Thomas Allevne of Gouldington. mv 
brother Mr. William Haselden and my good and loving wife their mo- 
ther; which hundred marks apiece is in consideration of one hundred 
pounds which I received from my said brother William Haselden as part 
of the increase of one hundred pounds by him employed to my use in the 
Ea^t India adventure. Other gifts to them at eighteen or days of mar- 
riage. Certain real estate to son John St. John. And my executors are 
to pay unto my said wife (natural mother unto the said John) five marks 
yearly towards his education. To son Edward an hundred and three score 
pounds, three score to be paid unto him at the time of his coming out of 
his apprenticeship and the other hundred two years later. To my sister 
Frances Weales. to make her a ring, thirteen shillings four pence. To 
my mother in law Mrs. Mary Alleyn a double " duckett." Gifts to broth- 
ers Mr. Robert Haselden and Mr. William Haselden. I do give to my 
loving brother Mr. Peter Bulklev my black mourning cloak which he hath 
at his house and thirteen shillings four pence in money to make him a 
ring. My loving friend Mr. Thomas Dillingham. The poor of Heyshoe 
and of Blettsoe. The poor of Over and Lower Deaue. My eldest son 
Oliver St. John to be sole executor. And I do humbly desire the Right 
Hon., my Honorable Lord the Earl of Bollingbrook, together with my 
kind and loving friends Mr. Thomas Alleyn of Gouldington my wife's fa- 
ther in law, Mr. Peter Bulklev, Mr. William Haselden and mv loving 
nephew Mr. Samuel Browne to be mv overseers. Wit: Peter Buikelev, 
Judith St. John, Elizabeth St. John, Lawrence Mathewe. Hele, 73. 

[For St. John, see pedigree of St. John in Register, vol. 14, pp. 51 to 52 ; and 
Harleian Society's publications, vol. 19, Visitation of Bedfordshire, pp. 51 to 55.' 

For Buikelev, see REGISTER, vol. 42. pp. 27<I to 277, and vol. 45, pp. 293-294. 
See also wills of Elizabeth Nedham and Jane Chittwood, ante, pp. 251-2. — d.] 

Alice Allen widow, the late wife of Edmond Allen of Hatfield Pe- 
verell, Essex, Esq., 15 April 1633, proved 12 February 1633. To be 
buried in the parish of St John's in Friday Street by my first husband 
and my eidest son. My daughter in law Margaret Shipton, widow. My 
grandchild Thomas Shipton. Needlework cushions of the " hartichoke" 
work. A garnish of pewter marked with three wheatsheaves. My grand- 
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ton, deceased, his father. Son John Shipton deceased. Grandchild Man- 
na Shipron. Her mother. Bond which is or late was in the hands of 
her grandfather Swvnock. My brother Mewe and mv cousin Mewe and 
his wife. Son Farmer and his wife. Son Marshall and his wife. Cousin 
Barrow and his wife. Cousin Barrowe's three children. Cousin Law- 
rence aud his wife and their daughter. Cousin Robert Norman and his 
wife and his son and daughter. Cousin Marmadnke Lane. Cousin John 
Norman and his wife. Cousin Mary Cresweil. Mary Norman. Grand- 
child Thomas Shipton to be executor and my kinsman Thomas Barrow 
and Mr. Bartholomew Edwards to be overseers. To my cousin Edwards a 
cloak. Seager, 19. 

[The will of her husband Edmund Aleyn or Alleyn (1616) was given in my 
notes about Steven Bacheler (Reg. for July, 1891, p. 236). He mentioned son 
Edward, daughter Elizabeth, wife of Robert Castell, daughter Mary Hall, 
grandchildren Edmund. George, Robert and Martha Alleyne and others. Me 
was a brother of Thomas Aleyn, the father of Peter Bulkley's wife, and ap- 
pears in the pedigree of the family printed in Visitations of Es^ex (Harleian 
Society's Publications). The Visitation of 1612 (pp. 133-4) shows his con- 
nection with other members of the family, and that of 1631 gives a short 
pedigree beginning with him. His son was Sir Edward Aleyn whose will I 
shall give. — BLexry F. Waters.] 

Thomas Aleyn of Little Waltham Essex, gen 1 . 5 January 1634, proved 
14 April 1685. To my youngest son Richard Aleyn my leasehold mes- 
suages, lands &c. in the town fields and parish of Gouldington in the Coun- 
ty of Bedford, lately granted or assured to me the said Thomas by the 
said Richard mv son and late beincr the freehold or inheritance of one John 
Faldo, late of Gouldiniitou gen* deceased- To mv son William Alevn of 
London grocer the hundred pounds which he doth now owe unto me. 
And my will aud desire is that he should give fifty of the said hundred 
pounds unto his son Thomas Aleyn and fifty more unto his son William 
Aleyn as a legacy and <*ift from me. To my daughter Ursula Mathew, 
widow, of Harlington in Bedfordshire ten pounds. To my daughter Joane 
Stable, wife of John Stable of Hatfield Essex clerk, fifty pounds. To 
my daughter in law Mrs. Alice St. John, widow, of the parish of Gould- 
ington Bedfordshire ten pounds. To my son in law Peter Buckley, clerk, 
twenty pounds. To my sou in law Robert Haseldine Esq. five pounds. 
To John Knappe now vicar of Gouldington three pounds. The residue 
to my eldest son Gyles Aleyn whom I make sole executor. 

Sadler, 42. 

William Hasildex merchant, citizen and grocer of London, 22 March 
1632, proved 5 January 1635. If it shall happen I shall depart this mor- 
tal life in Holland or in Amsterdam then I will that my body may be 
buried in good fashion in the great " Quier called the Coare " in the new or 
old church and be carried thither bv twelve or fourteen of mv neighbors 
there inhabiting. The poor of the English church of Amsterdam. Mr. 
Pagett preacher there. The poor of Goldington in the county of Bedford 
where I was born. Mv brother Robert Haselden of Goldimjton and mv 
nephew, his son, John Haseiden of London grocer. My niece Constance, 
eldest daughter of mv said brother Robert and now wife of Mr. John 
Knapp, minister of Goldington. Mv sod daughter Mary Hasehien, one 
other of the daughters of my said brother Robert, and Alice Haselden and 
Elizabeth Haselden, two other of his daughter^, and Martha Haselden, 
another. I give and bequeath unto my sister Mrs. Alice St. John, widow, 



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late wife of Mr. Oliver St. John deceased, three hundred pounds which I 
will and devise shall be likewise put out upon good security for her use 
and she to receive the profits thereby accruing during her life, and from 
and after her decease the same three hundred pounds to come to the chil- 
dren of the said Alice then surviving, to be equally divided amongst them. 
I give and bequeath unto Mary and Anne, daughters of my said sister Alice 
St. John, two hundred pounds apiece. To my nephew John St. John, 
son of my said sister, one hundred pounds upon condition that neither he 
nor any for him shall at any time hereafter trouble or call his said mother 
to account for or concerning thirty pounds or thereabouts which she re- 
ceived for his use and by her laid out and spent in housekeeping and bringing 
up him and his *aid two sisters. These legacies to each of them at their several 
a^es of one and twentv years or days of marriage. To my sister Ursula 
Matbewe, wife of my brother in law Lawrence Mathewe, twenty pounds 
and to my brother Mr. William Alleyn, grocer, twenty pounds and to my 
sister Mrs. Elizabeth Alleyne, his wife, ten pounds. To my sister Johan 
Staple, wife of Mr. Staple minister of Hatfield Peverell in the County of 
Essex, one hundred pounds, i.e. the benefit of the use of it for life and 
then the said sum shall be equally paid and divided unto and amongst two 
such of her children as she shall, at or before the time of her decease, de- 
clare, or express in writing or otherwise, to have best deserved her love 
therein. Mv godson William Johnson at Amsterdam. His mother Jani- 
kyn Danielles. My son in law Anthonv Johnson. His wife the aforesaid 
Janikyu Danyelles and her children. I do give him his mother's picture, 
now hanging in mv house at Amsterdam. I am an Adventurer amongst 
other merchants trading to the East Indies. Adventure that is come home 
already in the first Persian voyage. Oliver St. John Esquire. My broth- 
er Lawrence Mathewe. My brother Robert Haselden to be full and sole 
executor and the said Oliver St. John Esq. and my said brothers Lawrence 
Mathew and WiMiam Allevn and mv loving friend Mr. William Ashwell 

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to be overseers. Pile r (>. 

Sir Edward Aleyn of Hatfield Peverell, Essex, Baronet. 15 August 
1638, proved 20 October 1638. Younger daughter Mary Allevn, eldest 
daughter Martha Aleyn. Elizabeth Aleyn daughter of my eldest son Ed- 
mond Aleyn deceased. My grandchild Edmoud Aleyn. My son George 
Aleyn executor. Isaac Aleyn one of the witnesses. Lee, 125. 

Robert Haselden of Goldington in the County of Bedford Esq. 6 
April 1638, proved 10 June 1640. To be buried in the parish church of 
Goldington. I pray God to bless my dear and loving wife and all my chil- 
dren and grandchildren. My eldest son John. Benjamin my grandchild 
and Inar apparent at age of eight and twentv years. My grandchild Mar- 
garet at age of one and twentv or dav of marriage. Benjamin her said 
brother. My sou William. My eldest daughter Mary. A legacy be- 
queathed unto her by my brother William, her uncle. The children of 
Martha, my daughter, the wife of Mr. D r . Mawe. To my daughter A!in(?) 
three hundred pounds to be paid unto her within the space of one year next 
after my death, over and besides the legacy to her given by my said brother 
her uncle. To my youngest daughter Elizabeth three hundred pounds, 
over and besides the lesacv to her given by mv said brother, her uncle. 

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Son John to be executor. My trusty, loving and good friends Richard 
Tayler of Clopham Esq. and Oliver St. John Esq. my kinsman and Mr. 
William Ashwell citizen and merchant of London to be the overseers. 



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To my sister St. John ten pounds, to ray son Knap ten pounds, to my niece 
Ann Knap his wife ten pounds, to my nephew John St. John ten pounds, to 
my niece Mary St. John ten pounds, to my brother Gyles Aleyn ten pounds, 
to my brother William Alleyne ten pounds, to my sister his wife ten pounds, 
to my brother Richard Alleyne. forty shillings, to my brother Stubbin ten 
pounds and the like sum to his wife, to my sister Ursula Mathar ten pounds, 
to buv every of them a ring of sold as a token of mv love, and to the poor 
people of the parish of St. Paul in Bedf: four pounds and twenty shillings 
apiece to every of the other four parishes. Coventry, 96. 

Richard Westland of Boston in the Countv of Lincoln gen*. 27 June 
1645, with a codicil dated 9 September 1645, proved 17 September 1646. 
To my daughter Mary two hundred pounds, to be paid into the hands of my 
sister Mrs. Judith Percivall and my cousin Mr. William Wormell of Lon- 
don to the use and benefit of my said daughter Mary. To my two sons 
John and Nathaniel one thin! part of all the lands and tenements I have 
in Freestone and Butterwicke. in the tenure of myself or Thomas Omerton 
or assigns, or either of us, which lands were purchased by Mr. Feild of 
John Mawer late of Freeston (and other lands in Wibberton &c). To my 
eldest son Oliver Westland all my lands in Leuerton and Bennington men- 
tioned in his mother's jointure. To my sister Hartgrave the third part of 
the house and four acres of pasture in Wibberton now in her own tenure 
or of Thomas Brand (and other land). To my said sister a cottage and 
ground in Alderkirke. To her two daughters Sarah and Dorothy ten 
pounds apiece. My brother Thomas Hall and his son John. My sister 
Hall and every one of her daughters. I give to ray loving brother Mr. Oli- 
ver St. John five pounds to buy him a ring, desiring him. for his good sis- 
ter's sake, to do all the good he can for her children and mine. To every 
of the children of my said brother St. John twenty shillings apiece to buy 
rings withal. To mv loving sister Percivall. as a remembrance of mv love, 
five pounds. To my loving brother Doctor St. John forty shillings, to my 
brother and sister Whitinge, either of them, twenty shillings, to my cousin 
William Wormell and his wife, either of them, forty shillings and to their 
little son twenty shillings, to Mr. Tucknev and Mrs. Tucknev, either of 
them, twenty shillings, to Mr. Anderson twenty shillings, and to mv loving 
friends Thomas Cuppledike Esq. and Mrs. Cuppledike his wife, either of 
the i, twenty shillings as a remembrance of mv love, to buv rings withal. To 
my son Oliver one jug with a silver cover and tipt with silver at the mouth 
aud bottom, which jug was mv grandfather's, and also two of the silver 
spoons which were his mother's when she was a maid, and then marked 
with letters for her name, and my swan mark that was my father's aud 
grandfather's Westland's. To my loving brother Mr. Thomas Hutchins of 
London merchant (certain clothing). To mv dear and loving wife Debo- 

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rah two hundred and threescore pounds in the hands of her brother Hutch- 
ins. To my loving cousin Mr. Edward Bushell forty shillings and to my 
cousin Maddocke and my cousin Deborah, his two sisters, either of them, 
twenty shillings as a remembrance of my love. To my cousin William 
Wormell my cloak faced with plush and my swan mark which was the 
Deuces, his mother's predecessors and mine. Of the residue one third part 
to wife Deborah, one third part to my daughter Mary and the other third 
part to my two sons John and Nathaniel. And by reason of the needless 
expences I have observed to be at funerals, either feastings or bankettings, 
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my executors is that there be no money spent either in wine banquet or 
feasting, only I will that the four which carry my bodv to the earth have 
every one of them a pair of gloves. Wife Deborah and cousin Mr. Wil- 
liam Wormell to be executors and brother Thomas Hutchins and sister 
Mrs. Judith Percivall to be overseers. In the codicil Thomas Hutchins is 
referred to as u my " wife's brother and this codicil is signed and sealed and 
dated in London, " nowe upon my bed of sicknes." Twisse, 128. 

Elizabeth Aleyn late of London and now of Haseleigh in the County 
of Essex, widow, the relict of Gyles Aleyn deceased, late of Fleetbridge, 
London, goldsmith. 16 July 1651, with a codicil bearing date 13 August 
1651, proved 18 March 1651. Anthony Nethercoate the younger, son of 
my niece Nethercoate. If he die then to his mother my said niece. My 
cousin Thomas Nevill of Colchester in Essex and his wife and their daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Nevill. My cousin Ann Aleyn, wife of my cousin Isaac 
Alevn. Mv executors to be Isaac Alevn of Haselei^he and Giles Aleyn of 
Haseleigh Esq. In the codicil a mention (among others) of the wife of 
cousin Gyles Aleyn of Haseleigh. Bowyer, 52. 

[See Visitation of London, 1034, p. 9. I suppose her to be the daughter of 
William Thatcher, citizen and draper of London, whose will (1606) is regis- 
tered in B. Stafford, 9S. — II. F. W.] 

Paules Ambrosius Croke of Hasleigh in the Countv of Essex, gen 1 ., 
30 September 1651, with an Indenture bearing date IS August 1651, 
proved 20 August 1652. I intend to go forth with a voyage to Virginia 
and therefore have already settled my estate by one pair of Indentures 
made between me and my well beloved uncle John Nevell sen 1 ., bearing 
date 18 August 1651. Said uncle John Nevell to be sole executor. In 
the indenture, Mr. John Nevell, as attorney, is charged to nay to Ann Al- 
leyn, the wife of Isaac Alleyu of Hasleigh Esq. twenty pounds and to pay 
to the said Isaac Aleyn, Ann his wife, Gyles Aleyn the elder of Hasleigh 
geu*. and Susanna his wife, the said John Nevill and Amy his wife, to 
every and each of them forty shillings to buy them rings, and to pay to 
Giles Alevn the younger, sou of the said Giles the elder and godson of the 
said Paulus Ambrosius Croke, one hundred pounds and to John Aleyn, the 
other son, the residue &c. Bowyer, 218. 

Dame Sibilla St. John of Woodford. Northampton, relict of Sir Ro- 
land St. John late of Woodford, knight of the Bath, 17 May 1651, proved 
7 November 1656. My daughter Nicholls. My daughter Alston. My 
daughter St. John. My son in law Sir Edward Nicolls. My son in law 
Sir Thomas Allstone. My daughter Allstone's two children now in being 
and that which now she is with child withal. My grandchild Judith Nicolls. 
My daughter Nicolls' other rive daughters. My grandchild Barbara St. 
John. Mv son Oliver St. John's other two daughters. Mv sister the ladv 
Margaret St. John. My brother Sir Alexander St. John. My brother Sir 
Beauchamp St. John. My nephew Silvanus Wood and his wife. My 
niece Webb. My niece Ruraney. My niece Jorden. My niece Mary 
Nicolls sister unto my son Sir Edward Nicolls. My nephew Oliver St. 
John, son unto Sir Anthony St. John lately deceased. The three children 
of my nephew John Wood lately deceased. My nephew Robert Wood. 
My niece Mary Furnace. My cousin Margaret Frye. My cousin Ellenor 
Frye. My cousin Anne Bulkeley. Mv cousin Bridget Grigg. Mrs. Kath- 
arine Mallory and her sister Mrs. Bridget Carter. My cousin Kendricke. 
























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The poor of Woodford and the poor of Paddington in Middlesex. Anne 
Beecher daughter of mv nephew William Beecher of Woodford. My 
son Oliver St. John. Houses and tenements in parish of St. Clement 
Danes Middlesex and in Fleet Street. The Adventure in draining of the 
fenns which my lace husband Sir Boland St. John &c. His brother the 
Right Hon. Oliver, Earl of Bolingebrooke deceased. Berkley, 420. 

[This last will I simply give because of its mention of a cousin "Margaret 
Balkeley. 1 have numerous other notes about the St. John family, but having 
learned from Mr. Lothrop Withington that he is making a careful study of that 
family, with a view to publication, it seems more friendly to wait awhile, as I 
have done in similar cases. — Henry F. Waters.] 

Sir William Oglander of West Deane, Sussex, Knight, 3 May 1608, 
proved 10 May 1609. If it be the will of God within the Isle of Wight 
(or near thereunto) to take me out of this transitory life then my desire is 
that my body should be buried in the Southern Aisle in the parish church 
of Brading as near unto the place where my late wife was heretofore buried 
as conveniently mav be. Two shillings weekiv to be bestowed on bread. 
And the same bread every Sabath day at or before morning prayer to be 
brought and set on or near mv grandfather's tombstone, being betwixt the 
chancell and the Southern Aisle of the church of Brading aforesaid, and 
(as soon as morning prayer is ended) given and bestowed upon twelve or 
thirteen poor people. The poor of St. Ellen's parish. My son William. 
My wife Elinor to release unto my son John the jointure that I made unto 
her before mv marriage. Sou William a minor. Sou George. To my 
c'aughter Mary, with the fifty pounds which she is to receive of my sou 
Neale and thirtv three oouuds which she is to receive of John Ginger, the 
sum of five hundred pounds. To daughter Jane five hundred pounds. My 
son John shall cau-e twelve rings with Death's heads to be made, of ten 
shillings apiece price, having this poesie engraven in them — Christus mihi 
vita. One to my wife, one to my sister Beune. one to my sister Mathescm, 
one to my sister Browne, one to my daughter Cheke, one to my daughter 
Thorne, one to my daughter Mary, one to my daughter Jane, one to Doc- 
tor Hampton parson of Caulburne, one to Mr. Baker of Newport, one to 
Mr. Gilbart vicar of Brading and the last for yourself. Mv daughter Og- 
lander. Mv son Thorne. Mv brother Browne. Mv son (Jheekt. 

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Dorset, 3Q. 

Walter Neale of Abbotts Anne, Southampton, 9 October 1612, proved 
29 April 1613. Brother Sir Francis Neale to be sole executor. Brothers 
Sir Thomas Neale and John Knight of Chanton E.-q. to be overseers. Mv 
parsonages or rectories of Brampton and Winsford, Somerset, to my eldest 
brother Sir Thomas. If my wife doth bring a child into the world &c. 
My land in Forton. Southampton to my brother Sir Francis. My farm of 
Abbotts Anne to mv dear and loving wife. To mv brother Knight ten 
pounds. To my cousin Joane Gunter ten pounds. To my cousin Agnes 
Neale, my cousin Mary Fisher, my cousins Frances and Elizabeth Neale, 
daughters of my brother Thomas, twenty marks apiece and to each oi all 
these a ring of gold of the value of twenty shillings. To mv brother Sir 
Thomas Neale and his ladv two rings. To mv sister the Lady Honora 
Neale, my cousin the Lady Brooke, my cousin William Neale and my cousiu 
Mary Neale, children of my brother Sir Francis, I give four rings. To my 
brother John Ogiander, mv brother George Grander, my sister Kemoe, 
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Cheeke I give seven rings. To old and young Sir William Vuedale, to 
Mr. Kicharde and Mrs. Katberine Vuedale I give four rings. To Sir Rich- 
ard Norton aud his brother Mr. Thomas Norton and Mrs. Katherine Nor- 
ton and Mrs. Elizabeth Hodges I give four rings. Rings to Mr. George 
Rythe, Mr. Edward Pigeon, Doctor Johnson of Abbotts Anne, Mr. Wid- 
leighe and Mr. Cradocke parson of Warneford. My father and mother 
Lamberte. My uncle and aunt Walloppe. Sir Richard and my Lady 
Powlett and my Lady Gernaies and my Lady Younge. My brother Thomas 
Lambert and my sister Barbara Lambert and all my wife's own brothers 
and sisters. The price of these rings to be twenty shillings apiece and to 
have this poesie engraven within — Mors Janua Vitae. To my cousin Agnes 
Becke ten pounds. To my first wife's godchild Edmund Cheeke, the sec- 
ond son of my brother Cheeke, twenty nobles. My godchild Francis Pew- 
gey. My cousins William Ingepenne, Adrian Ingepenne and Ingepenne 
the curate. Certain servants. I give to the poor child which by God's 
Providence I found in a wood, whose Christian name is Richard and sur- 
name Kossicle, of the place where he was found, five pounds, which five 
pounds I will shall be paid to the collectors for the poor of the parish of 
Abbotts Anne and they to keep it safely for him until he come to the age 
of twelve years old and in the mean time to employ the profit towards the 
maintenance of that child. The poor of Andover (and of other parishes). 

Capell, 30. 

[Capt. Walter Neale, a prominent figure in early New Hampshire history, may 
be of this family. For an account of him see C. W. Tuttle's Capt. Johu Mason, 
published by the Prince Society in 1887. — d.] 

Thomas Kempe of Gyfis in the parish of Bewlie and County of South- 
ampton gen 1 ., 10 DeceuiOer J 621, with a codicil dated 29 December 1G22, 
and another 30 December 1622, proved 16 May 1623. To wife Mary two 
hundred pounds aud a ring of gold of the value of two and twenty shil- 
lings, with a death's head. To Sir John Oglauder, knight, a ring of the 
same value. To my brother in law Mr. George Oglander a ring of like 
value. To Arthur Bromfeild Esq., my good friend, a ring of like value. 
To his daughter, my god daughter, a ring of like value. My eldest daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Xempe. My second daughter Erances Kempe. My daugh- 
ter Amy Kempe. My sou Robert. My third sou Erancis. My two 
younger sons before mentioned, Robert and Erancis. To my brother Eran- 
cis Kerupe twenty pounds (and other bequests). My brother Robert 
Kempe's widow. My brother Edward Kerupe's widow. To my son John 
Kempe my father's sealed ring. To my daughter Elizabeth my mother's 
wedding ring. Sou John to be executor, and my brother in law Sir John 
Oglander, knight, my kinsman Rober Dillington Esq. and my brother 
Erancis Kempe shall be executors during the minority of my said son, and 
my brother in law George Oglander gen 1 , and Thomas Redman gen*, to be 
overseers. The yearly profit of my mill at Bewley^shall remain towards 
the yearly maintenance of my five vouuger childreu. 

Probate granted to the son John Kempe f J May 1628. Swann, 52. 

William Bromfeilde of Mounton Farleye, Wiltshire. Esq. 25 October 
2-i Elizabeth, proved 5 February 1582. My body to be buried in the 
parish church of Mounton Farleye. To wife Katheriue my manor of Barnes 
without Algate in the County of Middlesex during her natural life upon 
condition that she doth keep herself a widow. To William, my eldest son ? 
my said manor of Barnes after the decease of his mother, and in the mean 
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thirteen shillings four pence yearly during his life to be paid by his brother 
William issuing out of the said manor of Barnes. A similar annuity of 
five pounds to son Ambrose Bromefeilde and another of five pounds to son 
Garratt Bromefeilde. And as for mv daughters' legacies I desire my well 
beloved wife to give them a hundred pounds apiece. My servant William 
Hanford. Wife to be sole executrix. Rowe, 7. 

William Burkowes of High Holborne, Middlesex, yeoman. 1 August 

1620, proved 27 January 1G20. To be buried in the parish church of St. 
Andrew in Holborne, London. Two sisters, Anne aud Alice, and their 
children. Threescore pounds now remaining in the hands of Thomas Ris- 
ley and Arthur Bromfeild esquires, being stewards to the Right Hon. 
Henry, Earl of Southampton. Mrs. Alice Heathe of High Holborne, 
widow, hath taken great pains and care about me in the time of my sick- 
ness. I do therefore give unro her the sum of fifty pounds which doth now 
remain in the bauds of Mr. Henrv Tvmberley of Tichfeild in the county 
of Southampton gen 1 . Wages due from the said Right Hon. the Earl of 
Southampton. I do make and ordain the said Mr. Arthur Broomfeild my 
sole executor. In a codicil (nuncupative) at time of his death, about the 
first and second days of August he declared Mrs. Alice Heathe, then wid- 
ow, his betrothed spouse and appointed her also executrix. The will was 
proved by Alice Abdye oh Heathe, one of the executors, Arthur Broom- 
feild Esq., also an executor, expressly renouncing vie Dale, 1. 

Henry Timberlake of Chillinge in the parisl/of k Tichfield in the Coun- 
ty of Southampton gen 1 ., 10 July 1625. proved 13 May 1G2G. To Thomas 
Timberlake. my eldest son, all such lands or parts of lands as I now am, or 
at any time hereafter, during my life, shall be, seized in the Somer Islands 
or Virginia, in the parts beyond the seas. To said son Thomas a parcel of 
laud, with a tenement thereon erected, called Hobbs or Madames Land, ly- 
ing in Barking, Essex. To my youngest son Heury Timberlake a cottage 
and parcel of laud in Prickellwell, Essex, and two cottages in Lambeth 
Marsh near Loudon. And as touching my goods and chatelis, personal 
estate and adventures beyond the seas (Scc.^c. I am now indebted unto 
divers persons in divers great sums of money, for most of which debts my 
good friend Arthur Bromefielde Esq. doth stand bound. My daughter Sara 
now the wife of Timothy Blier of Tichfield clerk. My daughter Hester 
now the wife of Thomas Williams, and Thomas Michell and Judith Mich- 
ell, two of her children now living with her. Tenements in London which 
1 hold by lease. My grandchildren John and William Michell. Jeremy 
"^ -rowes and Katherine his wife, my sister. "Said sister's daughter Re- 
becc ^niv the wife of Raphe Radford. Her sons Henry Burro wes aud 
Michael liurrowes. To my godson Arthur Bromfield ten pounds. The 
company of Brown Bakers in London whereof I have been a member. 
Loving friends Arthur Bromfield and Mary his wife and Elizabeth his 
daughter, William Beeston, gentleman, and my kinsman Jasper Dartnoll 
and his wife. Kinsman John Carter and Richard Walker. Wife Marga- 
ret and William Styant of the Inner Temple, gen* executors. Hele, Co. 

Axxe HlNXE of Tytchfeilde in the County of Southampton spinster, 
fifth October 1633, proved 13 May 1634. To the church five pounds and 
to the poor of Tychfeilde five pounds. To my goddaughter Luce Cobb ten 
pounds. To James Eraerye's children forty pounds. To Anne Hinxe, Lyt- 
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Arthur Bromefeild five pounds. To Andrew James twenty shillings. To 
Penelope, Luce, Katherine and Frances Broomefeild, to every of them 
twenty shillings apiece. Others. The residue to Henry Bromefeild gen 1 , 
whom I do nominate and appoint my executor. Seager, 44. 

Michael Cobb of Chitterne St. Mary, Wilts, gentleman, 17 February 
1644, proved 22 July 1646. To wife Sara Cobb four hundred pounds. 
To sou Arthur Cobb one hundred and fifty pounds. To my daughters 
Lucy and Elizabeth Cobb one hundred and fifty pounds each. The same 
to sons Francis and Michael Cobb. All which legacies of my children to 
be placed in the hand of my loving and dear brother Richard Cobb Esq. 
to be employed by him to their best advantage and to be paid unto them 
when they shall severally come to the age of one and twenty years. Ar- 
thur, Lucy and Elizabeth my three eldest children. To them all that plate 
which came by my late wife Jane Cobb deceased. To my two daughters 
Lucy and Elizabeth all the apparell and Jewells which were belonging to 
my late wife, their mother Jane Cobb, to be equally divided between them. 
I give unto Arthur Cobb my son the bond of a thousand pounds made and 
sealed by Arthur Bromfeiid Esq. unto Thomas Cobb Esq., my late father 
deceased, for the performance of certain articles upon my marriage with 
Jane Cobb my late wife, deceased, daughter to the said Arthur Bromfeild, 
as further appears upon the wills of Mr. Quinby and Mrs. Quinby, grand- 
father and grandmother to mv said late wife Jane Cobb. I give unto Mrs. 
Honor Cobb, my brother Richard's wife, one gilt silver bowl, to my niece 
Honor Cobb one "currle" seed pearl bracelet. Wife Sarah and brother 
Richard to be executors. Twisse, 105. 

Dr. Thomas Howell, Bishop of Bristol. 20 March 1649, proved 22 
April 1650. My body to be decently buried on the right side of my late 
dear wife above the Bishop's seat in the choir of the Cathedral Church of 
the Holy and Undivided Trinity in Bristol. I devise my farm of Frog- 
more, situate in New Windsor to be equally divided amongst my children, 
mv eldest son excepted because he is disposed of already, for their present 
maintenance. Eldest daughter Frances, second son Thomas, second dau^h- 
ter Elizabeth, third son Aithur, third daughter Margaret, fourth son 
George, fifth sou Henrv, fourth daughter Anne, fifth daughter Lucv and 
sixth son Charles to have certain specified sums. My dear sisters Mrs. 
Elizabeth Beeston. Mrs. Frauces Svdenham and Mrs. Lucv Bromfield, mv 
dear brother Mr. Henry Bromfield, my dear friend Mr. Henry Champaute 
aud my dear nephew Mr. Richard Phillipps to be executors and my loviug 
friends Mr. James Lambe of Titchtield and Mr. Chambers the parson of 
Wickham, both in the county of Hants, to be overseers and assistants unto 
my forenamed executors. Pembroke, 52. 

[In 1646 his wife's name was Honor. (See Plundered Ministers of Surrev, 
by Alfred Ridley Bax, Esq.)— H. F. W.] 

Arthur Bromfeild the elder 1 August 1649, proved 13 May 1652. 
Mv body to be interred in that parish church where I shall happen to die, 
my funeral to be private without auy mourning garments or other needless 
expeuces. Whereas upon the marriage of my sou Henry to his now wife 
Frances I sealed all my real and personal estate I then had upon my said 
sou aud his said wife and their heirs after my decease forever and I gave 
therein portions also to all the rest of my children, so that I have very lit- 
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queath to my now dear wife thirteen pounds thirteen shillings eight pence 
to be bestowed on such silver plate as she shall think fittest for her own 
use, and that only for a remembrance, sorry I am I cannot this way express 
my love and her merits more fully, these distracted times and my many 
crosses and losses having disabled me and mine. To each of my daughters 
unmarried ten pounds and to my son Henry's sons and daughters to each of 
them ten pounds. Manors, lands and tenements of Fayrethorne in the 
parishes of Walthara, Droxford and Titchfield in the county of Southamp- 
ton. My grandchild Thomas Bromfeild and his brother Henry. My son 
Henry to be sole executor and my loving wife and my good friend John 
Kempe Esq. to be overseers. Bowyer, 98. 

John Kempe of Haywood in the parish of Bolder in the new forest in 
the county of Southampton Esq. 23 October 1647, proved 28 October 1652. 
To my dear mother Mary Bromfeild rive hundred pounds and a ring, for 
token of remembrance, of the value of twenty shillings. Elizabeth Ford, 
daughter of John Ford gentleman, mv loving brother in law. To mv kind 
and approved loving sister Frances Bromfeild three hundred pounds and to 
each of her younger children respectively fifty pounds apiece. My sister 
Clavell. Amy Button the wife of John Button Esq. The parishes of 
Bewley, Christ Church and Bolder. My loving and kind kinswoman Mar- 
garet Toldersbury and her sister Smith. I do hereby make and ordain 
William Bromfeild, son of Henry Bromfeild of Southstonham Esq. my sole 
executor and the said Henry Bromfeild his father executor in trust during 
the minority of his said son. And I do also desire, intreat and appoint my 
two loving friends Robert Dillington Esq. and William Oglauder Esq. to 
be my overseers. Henry Bromfeild one of the witnesses. Bowyer, 171. 

Mary Bromfeild of Bolder in the County of Southampton, widow, 20 
June 1653, proved 17 March 1653. To the poor of the parish of Bolder 
twenty pounds. To my dear brother Sir John Oglander and to his two 
sons, to each of 'hem a gold ring of ten shillings price. To my most dear 
sister Mrs. Amy Button a gold ring of the same price and ten pounds in 
money, together with my silver caudle cup and white mantle. To my lov- 
ing daughter Frances Bromfeild wife of Henry Bromfeild Esq. one hun- 
dred pounds and a gold ring of the price of ten shillings. To Mary, Henry, 
Francis, Elizabeth, Lucy, Thomas, Amy, Edward, John and Katherine 
Bromfeild, children of my said daughter Frances, to each of them fifty 
pounds. To my grandchild Elizabeth Ford fifty pounds. To my daughters 
in law Mrs. Frances Sidenham, Penelope Bromfeild, Lucy Bromfeild and 
Katherine Bromfeild. William Bromfeild eldest son of my said daughter 
Frances. Margaret Golderbury. Alice Howell wife of Samuel Howell. 
Loving daughter Mrs. Amy Clavell, now the wife of Roger Clavell Esq., 
and my grandchildren Amy, Anne and Bridget Clavell, their children. The 
residue to Henry Bromfeild. my son in law, whom I hereby make and or- 
dain my full and sole executor. To all the maid servants that shall be liv- 
ing at Haywood when I die I give rive shillings apiece. Alchiu, 58. 

Sir John Oglander, knight, of the parish of Bradinge in the Isle of 
Wight and County of Southampton (written with his own hand) 10 No- 
vember 1649, proved 31 January 1655. My body to be, without any so- 
lemnity, interred amongst my ancestors in my chanced in Bradinge Church 
between Oliver Oglander's, my great grandfather, tombe and the East end 
of my foresaid chancell. My son Mr. William Oglanger to be sole execu- 

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266 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

tor. The poor of Brading and of St. Hellen's. My son John. A tomb 
lo be erected for my father Sir William Oglander and myself, my father's 
to be placed on the South side of my chancell to the East of Mr. John Osr- 
lander's tomb and my inscription of brass in my study to be set in it and the 

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statue in my house to be placed thereon and my own tomb to be set at the 
East end of my great grandfather Oiiyer Oglander's with the statue already 
in my chancell to be placed thereon and an inscription of brass to be set on 
the tomb showing when myself and wife died and the command I have had. 
And my son George's statue, who died in Cawne in Normandy, to be placed 
in the arch I made oyer the place I intend to be buried in, with the frame 
in my study to be new written I made in memory of him. with an inscrip- 
tion in brass to be set oyer it showing whom he was, the age, time and 
place he died in ; for all which I give the sum of twenty and five pounds. 
And I charge my executor uot to fail in the sudden doing of it, all things 
being almost provided by myself, which if he performed not in two years 

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then 1 give the twenty fiye pounds to my son John and he to see it done 
within half a year. My son William's eldest son John. My land of 
Hampnett in Sussex. Hudson my miller (at Hampnett) ran away, left my 
mill to one that paid not. so that I was forced to buy new stones and at last 
to sell it. My will is that Sir Henry Worseley, baronet, Sir Stephen Len- 
nard, baronet, and Robert Dillington, baronet, shall be overseers. I give 
to my daughter Lennard a ring worth ten pounds or ten pounds in money, 
the like to my daughter Clarke and to my daughter Exton I give my watch. 
I give all my books to my grandchild John Oglander, son of "William. I 
give to Mr. Francis Kemp, the eldest son of Mr. Robert Kemp, ten 
pounds. To Mr. Kemp, the eldest son of Mr. Edward Kemp, some- 
times of Herefordshire, ten pounds. These for the benefit of my soul to 
the end that if I haye not fully accounted to them for their uncle Francis 
estate which unfortunately came to mv hands and caused me much trouble, 
pains and strife in the managing of it, and I had not undertake it most of 
the estate had been lost, these suras may give in all or part satisfaction. I 
give to my sister Bromfeild and to ray sister Bromfeild (sic), to each of 
them a ring with a death head in it. with this inscription — Mors Mild Lu- 
crum — , worth twenty shillings apiece. Also such another to my grand- 
child Francis Gierke and to Francis Oglander and to Anne and Christian 
Lennard and to my grandchild Jane Gierke, William Clerke, Stephen and 
Francis Lennard and John Oglander. Berkley, 12. 

Commission issued 20 October 1674 to Joyce Pyman widow, principal 
creditor of Arthur Bro IT field lately of Cornbury in the county of Oxford 
deceased, to administer his goods &c. 

Admon. Act Book for 1674, Leaf 138. 

Henry Bromfeild of Chawcroft in the parish of South Stoneham in 
the County of Southampton Esq. 19 April 1682, proyed 6 July 1683. By 
a Lease bearing date 12 May and a Release of the 20th of the said mouth, 
both of them in the sixth and twentieth year of the reign of our Sovereign 
Lord Charles the Second I the said Henry Bromfeild the father and Henry 
Bromfeild, son and heir of the said Henry Bromfeild the father, did sign 
and seal the aforesaid Lease and Release, nominating and appointing Hen- 
ry Beeston, Dr. of the Civil Law, and Thomas Darell of Chawcroft gen 1 , 
trustees for the selling and disposing of the lands and houses belonging to 
me situate in the town and county of the town of Southampton for the 
raising of portions for my children unprovided for, as by inspection into the 



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said deeds may more at large appear. Provisions for revoking and making 
void the said deeds. Thomas Bromfeild of New Inn in London, gentle- 
man, to oe my full and sole executor, and to sell and dispose of the afore- 
said lands and houses in Southampton for the discharge of my debts and the 
raising portions for my daughters Mary, Frances. Lucy, Amy and Ann. 
Mv son Henrv Bromfeild of Haywood, gen 1 ., bv bond and articles of agree- 
ment at his marriage, is to pay immediately after mine and mv wife's de- 
cease the money due to be paid upon the said bonds and articles to be equal- 
ly distributed among mv aforementioned five daughters. To mv dear wife 
Frances Bromfeild all my household goods within my dwelling house at 
Chawcroft, desiring that after her decease she would leave it all entire to 
her and mv daughters above named after her decease. To her also mv 
coach and coach horses. I do empower my said son Thomas Bromfeild 
with full authority and power to implead and sue for what is due unto me. 
I do give my said son Thomas a bond owing me by Mr. Francis Kempe of 
Wickham, long since deceased, and likewise the sum of twenty pounds 
making and appointing my said son my sole executor. Drax, 80. 

Thomas Bromfield of Boston in the County of Suffolk and Province 
of Massachusetts Bay, New England, merchant, 1-1 December 1764, pre- 
sented for probate in Boston 21 April 1778. Cousin Ossea Black well, the 
daughter of my cousin Anne Blackwell, her brother Charles Blackwell, 
my cousin Mary Bromfield the daughter of my late cousin John Bromfield, 
my cousin Nicholas Mallabar and Ann Mallabar, my cousin Robert Brom- 
field surgeon, son of the said late John Bromfield, my aunt Grace Hatfield, 
Mr. Henry St. George Daxell, the children of Ann Segittary, the children 
of my cousin Stevens, to each of them twenty shillings to buy them a ring. 
My brother in law the Rev 1 . Mr. "William Jenkins. My sister in law Ann 
Bromfield and her brother Phineas Andrews. My cousin Sarah Dupee the 
daughter of my uncle Edward Bromfield deceased. My cousin Abigail 
Bromfield the widow of my late cousin Edward Bromfield of Boston, New 
England, deceased. Mv cousins Henrv and Thomas Bromfield. two sons 
of mv said late cousin Edward, and their two sisters Sarah and Elizabeth 
Bromfield. Mv cousin Thomas Cuslring Esq. ai d his sister Mary dishing, 
both of Boston. My good friend Oxenbridge Thacher jun r Esq. of Bos- 
ton. The old South Church of Boston whereof the Rev' 1 . Doctor Joseph 
Sewell is now pastor. My cousiu William Phillips of Boston, merchant, 
Esquire, to be executor 

Sworn to in Boston 21 June 1787 (as to annexed copy of original will). 

Admou. granted (in London) 14 September 1787 to the attorneys of Mr.. 
Phillips. 

New admou. granted 21 September 1804 to Henrv Bromfield the younger 
Esq. the lawful attorney of Henry Bromfield Esq. the natural and lawful 
son of Edward Bromfield the cousin &c. named in the said will, for the use 
and benefit of the said Henrv Bromfield now residing at Harward in the 
county of Worcester in the State of Massachusetts,, the letters of admon. 
granted 14 September 1787 being ceased and expired by reason of the 
death of the said William Phillips. Major, 397. 

[Some one in Boston may be able to tell us more about this Thomas Brom- 
field and his relationship to the Cushings and others. He seems to have been a 
nephew of the first Edward Bromfield of Bostou. This family, it may be well 
to state, £ r ave name to Bromfield street in Bo-ton. 

The wills I have given show pretty clearly that the last wife (and widow) of 
Arthur Bromfield, grandfather of our first Edward, had been the widow of 



2GS John Gardner White. [April, 

Thomas Keinpe and daughter of Sir William Oglandcr, and that her daughter 
by the first match, Frances Kempe, became the wife of Henry Bromtield and 
mother of Edward Bromtield of Boston. 

The first wife of -Arthur Bromfield and apparently the mother of all his chil- 
dren, seems to have been Lucy Quinby, daughter of Edward and Jane Quiuby 
of Aliington hi Hampshire, the husband evidently belonging to a family of 
Quinby settled in Earnham, Surrey. Erom this match sprang Quinby Brora- 
field (wrongly called Quiucy Bromrield in an earlier number of the Register). 
Of the daughters of Arthur Bromrield Jane must have been the wife of Michael 
Cobb, Honor the Avife of Thomas Howell, D.D., Frances the wife of Sy- 
denham, and Elizabeth the wife of William Beeston (see Berry's Hants Pedi- 
grees, 290). — Henry E. Waters.] 



SKETCH OF THE LIFE OF JOHN GARDNER 

WHITE, A.M. 

By Francis Beach White, A.M., of Cambridge. 

J. Gardner White was born in Boston, February 23, 1833. He was 
of the seventh generation of his family in America, the line running: Ed- 
ward 1 (settled in Dorchester. Mass., 1G35), James, 2 Edward, 3 Edward, 4 
Ebenezer, 5 Ferdinand Elliot . His mother was Dorothy Hancock Gard- 
ner, whose ancestors were Richard 1 (settled in Woburn, Mass., 1042), 
Henry, 2 Rev. John, 8 Rev. Francis. 4 John, 5 of Leominster. She was 
named for her great aunt Dorothy Quincy, the wife of John Hancock, and 
she passed most of her youth at Boston in the care of her aunt, at this 
time, by a second marriage, Madame Scott. Here she married Ferdinand 
Elliot White, a prominent Boston merchant, as his second wife, on the 8th 
January, 1826. At their home on Mt. Vernon Street was born their fifth 
child, the subject of this sketch, the elder of twin sons. 

Gardner White inherited and acquired from both his parents graces and 
cultivation which marked him through life. He was noted for peculiarly 
fascinating manners, and had sympathy with a wide variety of infellfctiuaJl 
interests ; he possessed the ease and charm of the ,; man of the world'' In 
conjunction with rare highmindedness. These qualities together rendered 
him an ideal trentleman. 

He was fitted for college at the Boston Latin School. His half-brother, 
the Rev. Ferdinand Elliot White. Jr. (Harvard, class of 1835), from his 
interest in Trinity College, at Hartford (then under the presidency of Rev. 
Dr. John Williams, now Presiding Bishop), used his influence to send 
Gardner there. Thither, accordingly, he went in 1850, and became a 
member of the class of 1854. He soon became one of the most popular 
and influential men in college; and his ability won him distinction in his 
studies, as his personal attractiveness did among his fellows. 

In 1857 he received the decree Master of Arts. 

Upon graduating lie was ottered a civil engineer's position on the survey 
for the projected Florida Railroad, and went to Pensacola, which was his 
headquarters during the prosecution of the survey. He found much that 
was enjoyable in the threading of the wilderness, at times a ditheult but 
always an interesting life. Upon thr completion of the preliminary sur- 
vey he returned to the North, and decided to enter upon a business career. 
He took a position in the banking house of Brown Brothers at Boston, 
from which he withdrew before long to form the partnership of White & 
Howe, which controlled mines in the Provinces. 
On June 2G, 1802, Mr. White married Mary, daughter of the late George 



1898.] John Gardner White. 269 

Beach of Hartford. Conn., for many years President of the Phoenix Bank 
in that city. 

In 18(33 he bought the house Xo. Phillips Place, in Cambridge, which 
continued to be his home till death. 

About ten years later he retired from business, but circumstances led 
him to enter active life again, and for the last fifteen years of his life he 
was an agent at Boston of the house of Beach Oc Company, importers of 
dye stuffs and chemicals. 

During his residence in Boston he was a member of the Boston Cadets. 
He served with them at Fort Warren in 18G2, at that time holding a first 
lieutenancy. 

lie engaged actively in charitable and ecclesiastical work about Boston 
for many years, instituting measures of reformation in the slums, and es- 
tablishing missions of the Episcopal Church in the outskirts of the city, 
with a small group of similarly ardent men. He was gifted with powerful 
influence over the poor, and was much beloved by those with whom he put 
himself in contact. He concentrated his attention about 1870 upon the 
Mission of the Ascension in East Cambridge, to which he continued a de- 
voted friend through life, and which he saw grow to a flourishing parish. 

During the first half of his residence at Cambridge he attended Christ 
Church, of which parish he was long a warden. Later he attended St. 
John's Chapel. In 1886 he was elected to the Board of Visitors of the 
Episcopal Theological School at Cambridge, and served on it until his 
death. 

When the Boston Association of the Alumni of his college was organ- 
ized, he was elected its President, and held the office until his resignation 
in 1896. 

He was a member and officer in other associations too numerous to men- 
tion, social, philanthropic and learned. 

Mr. White's connection with the Xew-England Historic Genealogical 
Society began with his election to membership in 1858. He became a Life 
Member in 1SGG. He was a Director from 1878 to 1889. He also served 
ably on standing and special committees. He became a member of the Com- 
mittee on Memorials in 1878, and remained on this committee till his 
death. From 1878 to 1883 he was its Secretary, and he edited the first 
two volumes, and a part of the third, of the loume Memorial Biographies. 
In the Introduction to the fourth volume. Mr. Dean writes : " The first 
Secretary, John Gardner White, A.M.. was eminently fitted for inaugurat- 
ing the work and securing the cooperation of authors specially qualified 
for writing the various memoirs. To him the success of the undertaking 
is in a great measure due." He contributed to these volumes the memoirs 
of Samuel Sumner Wilde [vol. ii.]. Rev. John Frederick Schroeder [vol. 
iii.], and Charles Edward Griswold [vol. v.]. 

Mr. White was widely read, especially in Latin literature, of which he 
was very fond; and he wrote with taste and elegance, both prose and 
verse, but oidy very occasionally. 

He enjoyed remarkable good health throughout his life. His last illness 
was sudden, and severe from the fir-t : after ten days, nearly painless, he 
passed quietly away, on the 7th September, 1896. Re was buried in the 
family lot hi Mt. Auburn Cemetery, at the side of his parents. 

His only daughter died in childhood; he left a widow, and three sons: 
Rev. Greenough White. A.M. (Harvard). B.D. (E. T. S.). Professor of 
Ecclesiastical History at the University of the South ; Francis Beach 
White, A.M. (Harvard), and Frederick Clement White. 



270 J¥otes and Queries. [April, 



NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

Harvard of Southwark. — Any reference to the family of John Harvard 
is full of interest, so no apology is required for giving the following note : 

Nichols's Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, Vol. viii., contains an 
article on "The Manor of the Maze, in St. Olave's, Soutlrwark." On page 
260 are given " Extracts from the Court Rolls of the Manor of the Maze." This 
is dated 2 June, 1661, when John Weston -was Lord of the Manor in right of 
his wife. A list of " Teneutes liberi " is given, ending with Thomas Harward. 
Then follows 'Tiomagiu' Ss. — Jolres Rawlinson, Bennett Hull, Jur*. Thos. Har- 
ward." Further on occurs the following entry: " Cogn'.— Ad hanc Car' 
Thomas Harward cognovit se libere tenere de D*no hujus Manerii quatuormes- 
suagia sive teuerneuta cum p'tin' scituat' apud Battle Bridge in Mill Lane, in- 
fra Maneriu' p'dict' p' reddit' p' annu' i d . ficlelitat', sect' car', et al' servic', et fe- 
cit D'no fidelitat' ac solvit pro reddit' triginta annos ad festum Annuuciac'onis 
beata- Maria; Virginis modo ult' p'terit' \y. vj d . 

Ad banc Cur' p'fat' Thomas Harward sup' sacr'um sua' dat Cur' intc-lligi qd' 
antea tenebat libere de D'no hujus Manerii tria messuagia sive tenemental' cum 
p'tinen' scituat' apud finerii platese vocat' Bermondscy Street infra Maneriu' p'dict' 
p' reddit' p' annu' iiij 1 fidelitat', sect' cur', et al' servic' Qme p'missa circa triginta 
annos modo ult' p'terit' p'quisivit Joh'i Harvard et hereds suis qui postea 

p'quisivit p'missa p'dicta cum p'tinen Maugeu de p'och Sc'i Olavie in 

Southwarke, et hered' suis." 

The whole quotation from the Court Roll is signed 

Bennett Hull, \ T 
Thomas Hap.ward, j Jur ' 

Mr. Waters in his Gleanings in the Register (vol. xxxix. p. 279) gives the 
will of Thomas Harvard of St. Olaves, Soutlrwark, and in vol. xl. p. 371, are 
quotations from the Feet of Fines relative to tenements in the same parish. 
Possibly these refer to the places which are mentioned above: if so these 
notes will help to identify them. Perhaps some one more familiar with the 
valuable matter turned up by the careful study of Mr. Waters may be able to 
tell whether the John Harward mentioned in the quotations I have given above, 
who held the tenements in 1631, was or was not the John Harvard of ever- 
precious memory. (Mrs.) FPwANCEs B. Tkoup. 

Officii House, Honeton, Eng. 



Royai.lhie Loyalist. — In turning over the pages of Nichols' Collectanea 
Topographica et Genealogica. Vol. viii., I came upon a description of the 
Church of Froyle, Hampshire, and on page 210 I noted the following: 

" In the Churchyard, on the south side, are railed monuments to the memory 

of Isaac Royall, Esq. late of Medford, in New England, who died 

Oct. 16, 1781, aged 62, as also of his daughter Mary Mcintosh, wife of George 
Erving, late of Boston, in New England, Esq. died Nov. 11, 1730, aged 42." 

It is also mentioned that in the" chancel of Froyle church there are seven 
achievements, one bearing the arms of Peppered, with the arms of Royall on 
an escocheou of pretence. In a note it is stated that this is " the achievement of 
Sir William Peppered, Bart. He was Governor of New England, and married 
one of the daughters and coheirs of Isaac Royall, Esq. of New England, but 
of a Scotch family. Lady Pepperell's mother was a coheiress of the Highland 
family of M'Intosh. The wife of W. Cougreve, Esq. of Aldermaston, co. 
Berks, was a daughter of Sir William Peppered." 

In Vol. xxxix of the Register is an account of the "New England Roy- 
alls," in which it is stated, page 350, that " Isaac Royall died of the small-pox 
in England in October, 1781," but no place of burial is given. 

It is also there asserted that his daughter Mary Mcintosh, wife of George Er- 
ving, was born 10 Jan. 1744-5, and, on the authority of Sabine, that she died in 
1806, unless I have misread this statement, which may be that George Erving 



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died that year. However, it may be mentioned that the age given on her tomb- 
stone almost tallies with her age at the date given for her death. 

I notice that J)rake. in his " Historic Fields and Mausious of Middlesex," 
refers to a petition of Col. Roy all to be permitted to return home in 1789, which 
would be eight years after his death. (Mrs.) Frances B. Troup. 

Off well House, Honeton, Eug. 



Samuel Leonard or Leonardson. — On page 55 of the genealogy " Solomon 
Leonard and His Descendants," is presented a problem which " Norwich 
Deeds," book III., part A, page 411. solves ; for there is recorded the acknowl- 
edgment of Joseph Benjamin and wife Elizabeth. John Carter and wife Mary, 
Jcim Andrews and wife Sarah, Samuel Lennard and wife Lydea, and Jane Cook, 
as having received from their brother Obed Cooke their share of the estate of 
their father Richard COo.ke, late of Norwich, deceased, 1th Dec. 1716. 

Xorwich, Conn. Frank Palmer. 



The Kellogg Family ix England. — (Extracts from the Parish Register of 
St. Michael's Church in Braintree, Essex, England.) 

I send you the above for publication, thinking that it may interest friends in 
America. The Registers of the Parish Church of Braintree prior to 1G60 have 
been lost. 

Baptisms. 

Nathaniel the soune of Nathaniel Kaloge was baptized on the 1st day of 
December 160!). 

Ann Kelough daughter of Nathaniel and Ann Kelough was baptized 1749 0. 
S., 1750 N. ST 

Married. 

23 December 1718 William Wood of Hattlcld singleman married Mary Kellock 
singlewoman of this Parish. 

Deaths. 

Ann Kelloir died 1661. 

Robert Kelluck buried on the 18 January 1666 0. S., 1GG7 N. S. 

Elizabeth daughter of Martin Kelog was buried 7 Sept 1679. 

Henry Kellog son of Martin was buried 3 October 1G80. 

Richard Callog was buried on the 7 January 1082. 

Martin Cailogg, an honest man, was buried 29 Jauuary 1685 O. S. 

8 Hue Egnard, Geneva, Switzerland. Justin P. Kellogg. 



Mason and Veren, of New England.— Will of Jane Searle of Otterton, De- 
von, widow, mentions: Son Conaut's oldest son and daughter. Daughters 
Jane Mason and Mary Veren in New England, £5 apiece. Daughter Sara Gover 
and little Sara her dau. and Abe her son. Daughter-in-law Mary Conant. Cousin 
Sarah Uphara, "as a token of my love" 10 s. To the poor of Budleigh 10 s. 
To the poor of Sidmouth 10 s. Residue to son Richard Conant. Dated 1 Mav, 
16G5. Wit. Thos. Upham, Blanche Peale. Pvd. P. C. C. 20 June 1658 by oath 
of Ri. Conant the son and sole exor. (301, Wootten.) 

8 Hampton Ed., Eedland, Bristol, Eng. W. U. Reynell Upham. 



Don or Dan.— Correction.— in the Register, Vol. 48, p. 323 (Docket No. 
500), is given the inveutory of Jacob French appraised by Thomas Dor and 
William Ilolbrook. At. the time the abstract was made the files were not ar- 
ranged in the new court house, and the record alone was consulted. The name 
written Thomas Dor in the record by the clerk should have been Thomas Don 
or Dan as given in the original paper. Walter K. Watkins. 



Queries. 

West.— An early settler on Martha's Vineyard was Thomas West, who came 
to the island about 1675, and resided in the" town of TUburv. He deposes in 
June, 1677, aged 31 years, which would make his birth 1646 or thereabouts 
(Dukes Deeds, i., 8;. He was evidently a practitioner of medicine and a man 



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of education, as be bequeathed bis " surgical instruments" to a son in his will, 
and I believe him to be the Thomas West who is spoken of in the Court records 
of the Vineyard as '■* the Kings Slissiter" (Solicitor) in 1688, and as " their Ma- 
jesties Attorney" in 16S9 (Dukes Court Records, vol. i). His will, dated Janu- 
ary 15, 1G97-3, and proved November 28, 1716, opens up an interesting- question. 
He mentions a son Sackfield West, to whom he makes a bequest. This son 
afterwards removed to Yarmouth, on the Care, and later to Barnstable, where 
he died, leaving descendants. Sackfield is evidently a form of Sackville, which 
is one of the family names of the English family of the De la Warr Wests, so 
prominent in the early colonization schemes of Virginia. Sir Thomas, Baron 
de la Warr, was Captain Geueral of all the Colonies in Virginia, 1609, and his 
younger brother, Francis, born October 28, 1586, was Governor of Virginia in 
1G27, and it will be remembered that he had been previously Admiral of New 
England, four years before. It is a tradition in the family of West of Martha's 
Vineyard that their ancestor Thomas was a son of Francis, the Admiral and 
Governor, but this is manifestly incorrect, although it may be a tradition that 
will repay examination in other lines of deseeut from cadet branches of the 
Sackville-West family. This tradition is given space in the recently published 
Daggett Genealogy, in connection with an intermarriage of the two families on 
the Vineyard, without endorsement, however. Suggestions upon this problem 
are requested. It is further said that he came to Tisbury from Plymouth, 
Mass.. and one correspoudeut states that he was the son of Francis West and 
Margery Reeves. He had sons Abner (eldest), Thomas, Peter, Sackfield and 
Judah. Thomas and Peter remained in Tisbury, Sackfield removed to the Cape, 
and J'ulah went to Plymouth where he married and had many children. 

Washington, D. C. Charles Edward Banks, M.D. 



Norton. — Information wanted about Dr. Oliver E. Norton and his ancestry 
in male and female lines. He was born in or near Boston, but is said to have 
been living in New York state in 1S00. He practised medicine for half a cen- 
tury. His eldest son Dr. William Shepard Norton is said by some to have 
been born in Massachusetts in 180-1, and by others to have been born at Easton, 
N. Y., in 179G. Dr. William Norton studied medicine with his father, and at 
the Casleton School 1823. He practised medicine for forty years. Toward the 
end of his life he certainly lived at Fort Edward, but it has been stated that 
before goiug to Fort Edward permanently he practised in Albany as medical 
partner of Dr. March and as professor in the Castletun School of Medicine 
which was removed to Albany. At any rate Dr. William Norton married Kath- 
arine Marie Finn, daughter of William Finn, Esq., of Fort Edward, on April 2. 
1826. In 1848 he was elected permanent member of the Medical Society of the 
State of New York, haviog previou-ly served as delegate from Washington 
county. In 1857, on recommendation of the State Society the Regents of the 
University conferred upon him the honorary decree of M.D. He contributed 
numerous articles to various medical, literary and educational journals. He 
died at Fort Edward, Feb. 20, 1863, and was there buried. Dr. William Norton 
had sisters named Anne Bradstreet Norton and Lucy Winthrop Norton, and he 
is said to have beeu related in the families of Bradstreet. Winthrop, Eliot, 
Shepard, Law and Oliver. Dr. William Norton's son, Dr. John Finn Norton, 
was a surgeon in the U. S. navy during and after the Civil War. If the story 
is true that Dr. Oliver Norton's father was a physician, this family has the un- 
usual record of five generations of physicians. 

259 Beacon Struct^ Boston. Chas. Norton Barney, M.D. 



Hargill. — A Rhode Island regiment commanded by Lieut. -Col. Christopher 
Hargill participated at the capture of Havana in 17G2. Where and when was 
Col. Hargill born, when and where did he die? A. A. Folsom. 



Sficer.— Wanted, the ancestry of Peter Spicer and his connection with Eng- 
land. He was a landholder in New London, Conn., in 1GGG ; m. in 1G70, in War- 
wick, R. I. ; d. about 1G95 at New London, Conn. 

Wanted, also, the ancestry of Asher Spicer, who was of Connecticut in 1777, 
who had a son John said to have been born in Milford, Mass.. in 1789. 

The ancestry of Daniel Spicer, who married at Norwich, Conn.. Jane Newton 
in 1734? Susan S. Meech. 

Groton, Conn., P. 0. Box 54. 



1898.] J¥otes and Queries. 273 

Brown — Byles. — Mather Brown, the painter of the portrait of Jefferson for 
John Adams, in 1786. and who " died in Newman street, London, May 25, 1831, 
at an advanced age," was the son of Mrs. Brown, daughter of Rev. Mather 
Byles, Sr.. whose portrait iu pastel by Copley is dated 1763. Washington All- 
ston said that Mather Brown was a native of Boston, " the sou of a celebrated 
clock maker, the maker of the ' Old South' clock which is said to be an uncom- 
mon piece of mechanism." This would be Gawen Brown. If Mather Byles's 
daughter, who had her picture taken by Copley iu 1763, married Gawen Brown, 
she was his second wife, for in the Granary Burvimr Ground is the tombstone 
of "Mary Brown, wife of Mr. Gawen Brown, "died May 28, 1760 Aged 31." 

Can any of your readers tell if Gawen Brown did marry Mather Byles's 
daughter or what was the christian name of the Brown who did marry her? 
Also her christian name and the date and place of birth of Mather Brown. 

Philadelphia, Pa. Charles Henry Hart. 



Wyett and Corey : — 

Wanted, the birthplace and parentage of Hannah Wyatt (b. 1760), who mar- 
ried Hiel Savage of Ballston. N. Y., 31 Dec. 1782. The mother's Christian 
name was probably Temperance, b. 1736. 

Also, the parentage of Elizabeth, wife of John Corey (d. 1712) of Ports- 
month and Kingston, E. I., and that of Elizabeth, wife of John Corey (d. 
1716) of same places, son of above. Public records do not give the desired in- 
formation, which must doubtless be obtained from private sources. 

Lowell, Mass. James F. Savage. 



Baker, Crowell, Puller. Lewis, Loyell and Taylor : — 

Baker, Crowell. — Capt. Timothy Baker (born 1760), of Yarmouth and Hyannis, 

married (about 1783) Abigail . who, according to her gravestone, was 

born 11 May 1761. and died 11 Jan. 1817. What was her surname and parent- 
age? Their son Capt. Timothy Baker, Jr. (born 17,s9) married (12 June 1809) 
Abigail Freeman; and their daughter Abigail Baker married Joseph Crowell. 
What was Joseph Crowell's parentage and ancestry? 

Fuller. — Samuel Fuller (born 23 Feb. 1687), of Barnstable, was son of Jabez 

Fuller and his wife (married about 1685). What was the surname and 

parentage of the wife of Jabez? 

Lewis.— Eleanor Lewis married, 15 Nov. 1711, John Bearse of Barnstable. 
Who were her parents? 

Lovell. — Daniel Lovell, son of James and Abigail (Gorham) Lovell (married 
1716), of Hyannis, married Sarah . What was her surname and parent- 
age? 

Taylor.— Mary Taylor (born 1701) married, in 1729, Seth Hallett, of Yar- 
mouth ami Hyannis. Who were her parents? H. E. W. 

Box 3372, Boston, Mass. 



Hovey. — Wanted, parentage and ancestry of Dorcas Hovey, who m. in 1775, 
Paul Wetherbee of Fitchburg, Mass. 

Also of Reuben Bloomer, b. 1736. who m. 1761, Susannah Paddock and set- 
tled in Dorset, Vt. Probably came from the " Oblong." Address 

17 Grove St., Brattleboro\'Vt. Mrs. Mary H. Dunton. 



Little.— Wanted, the ancestry of Martha Little, born Feb. 5, 1768; married, 
June (August) 20, 1787. at Williamsburg, Mass,, John Nash, Jr., born Novem- 
ber 12, 1761: she died July 21, 1805, at Williamsburg, Mass. 

Wanted, the names of the wives of Martha's brothers Isaac and Samuel Little. 

Sumner Rood, Brookline. Arthur C Tiiomson. 



Lay. — Three brothers. John Lay senior of Lynn. Edward Lay of Portsmouth, 
Pihode Island, Robert Lay of Saybrook. Robert Lay first mentioned at Lynn, 
Mass., in 163B. Edward Lay first mentioned as a freeman and landholder at 
Hartford, Conn., in 163!) or 1610. John Lay senior at Saybrook on the East 
side of the river in 1610. Information is desired of the name of the ship in 
Which they came over and of the place of nativity in England 

Batavia, X. Y. George W. Lay. 



274 Notes and Queries, [April, 

Eddy, Bennett axb Hop.tox : — 

Eddy. — Wanted, the birthplace of Zachariah Eddy, youngest child of Nathan 
Eddy and his wife Eunice Sampson, who "was born Nov. 8, 1778, according to 
the family record given in his Bible, This register of births also mentions the 
following children, brothers and sisters of Zachariah: Ephraim, Lydia, Han- 
nah, Nathaniel, Nathan and Isaac. The town records of Middleboro', Mass., 
give the marriage of Nathan Eddy to Eunice Snmpson. Nov. 17, 1757, and men- 
tion ail their children, as stated in the Bible, with the exception of Zachariah, 
whose name is not recorded. Tradition says that he was a native of Plymouth 
County, Mass., and that the f ami]}" removed to Sherburn, "Vermont, about 1778. 
the year of his birth. It is therefore possible that his birth record was not 
given to the Middleboro' town clerk. The name Zachariah Eddy, I may add, 
was not uncommon in Plymouth at that time. Any information regarding his 
birthplace will be appreciated. 

Bennett. — Obediah Eddy of Middleboro' was born 1645, and died 1722. His 
wife's name was Bennett. What was her given name, and who were her pa- 
rents? 

Horton. — Can ^ny one verify the following facts by reference to documentary 
evidence? "Daniel Horton, son of Da 1 . id Horton and Esther King, was born 
at White Plains, N. Y., 23 April, 1702; married about 1721, Esther Lane, born 
at Rye, 24 May, 1701. They settled at Yorklown, N. Y., about 1721. She died 
18 April, 1769. He died 10 'Dec. 1777. Children, born at Yorktown : Daniel, 
Elizabeth, Rachel, Stephen, Esther, Phebe, Milicent and William, b. 10 Jan. 
1743, married Elizabeth Covert." (Horton Genealogy, by Geo. F. Horton, 
M.D., p. 15.) The sources of this information were unfortunately not given 
by the compiler, who died some years ago, and a careful search for his notes 
has been unsuccessful. The undersigned is desirous of obtaining the marriage 
record of Daniel Horton and Esther Lane, and the birth record of their son 
William. BYRON Baknes Horton. 

Shejncld, Pennsylvania. 



Bowen axd Howard : 

JBob~en. — i. James Bowen of Rehoboth and Hannah Chace of Swanzey, mar- 
ried Swanzey, June 1, 1740. [Swansea Bee, B. 196.] Wanted, documentary 
evidence of the deaths of James and Hannah. 

ii. Anna Bowen, daughter of Nathan and Mary, born July 10, 1744. [Swan- 
sea Bee, B. 8.] Wanted, documentary evidence of Anna's death or marriage. 

iii. James Bowen married Sept. 10, 1701, Abigail Thurber. Who was this 
James Bowen? 

iv. Amos Bowen and Hannah Infills, both of Rehoboth, married Feb. 3, 17G1. 
[Arnold's Vital lice, of Behoboth, p. 44.] This Amos Bowen was in Cumber- 
land, R. I., March 20, 1770. His wife was daughter of Benjamin Ingalls of Re- 
hoboth. [Bristol Co. Mass. Deeds, xlvi.,511; lii., 533. Wanted, documentary 
evidence of the deaths of Amos and Hannah. 

Hoicard. — i. "Mr. Howward" was one of " the inhabitants of Sea-conk alias 
Rehoboth," who made the joint agreement about the year 1043. [Bliss's Beho- 
both, 25, 20.] 

ii. Mr. Edward Howard was en^a^ed as school teacher in Rehoboth on May 
18, 1C80, and May 10, 1081. [Bliss's Behoboth, 121, 122.] Who was " Mr. How- 
ward"? Who was Mr. Edward Howard? A. D. Hodges, Jr. 

Box ISoT, Boston, Jlass. 



Cook. — Names of six children of Jacob 3 Cook (Jacob 2 , Francis 1 of the " May- 
flower") and Lydia 3 Miller (John 2 , Rev. John 1 ) are given iu the Register, vol. 
51, p. 34. Davis in •'• Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth" adds two. Did they 
have a ninth, Elizabeth 4 , married, about 1730, to Isaac 3 Sampson. (Isaac 2 , Abra- 
ham 1 )? See "Sampson Family" in Vinton's '-Giles Memorial." If so (1) 
Elizabeth 4 bore the name of her father's sister. (2) Her daughter Lydia 
that of the two grandmothers, Lydia (Standish) Sampson and Lydia (Miller) 
Cook, unless Jacob 3 had a second wife. (3) Her sou Jacob* that of her father, 
grandfather and brother. (4) Her daughter Phebe 5 that of her brother Ja- 
cobs 4 wife. This coincidence of names, not derived from the father's family, 
and some of them rather unusual, can scarcely be accidental. 

1740 Corcoran St., Washington, D. C. C. L. D. Washburn. 



1898. J JS r otes and Queries. 275 

Lake. — May I ask in your pages for any information regarding the descen- 
dants of Thomas and John Lake, both of Boston, the half brothers of Sir 
Edward Lake, Ban., of Lincoln. Both of them have been frequently men- 
tioned in the Register, the former being one of the leading men of that time 
in Boston. The second, John Lake. I hare always looked upon as one of my 
ancestors, bat as there was apparently at that time more than one John Lake 
in Boston, he is difficult to identify. I do not think he can be the one who 
married Mary Coy, as, according to Savage, their issue died out after one 
generation. 

Sir Edward Lake, Bart., of Lincoln, born c. 1597, died 1674, had two half 
bros., (0 Thomas Lake, (ii) John Lake. 

(i.) Thomas Lake, merchant, of Boston, killed by the Indians 14. Aug. 
1076, married Mary Goodyear, and had issue, besides others who 
died infants : 

(1) Stephen, b. 1649; died unmar. in England, 1670. 

(2) Thomas, b. 1657, the ancestor of the Lake Baronets. 

(3) Anne, b. 1663; mar. 1st. Rev. John Cotton; 2d, Rev. Increase 

Mather. Her descendants have been already worked out in 
the Register. 

(4) John, b. 1666. (5) Nathaniel, b. 1668. 
(6) Rebecca, b. 1670. (7) Sarah, b. 1671. 

Information wanted as to the descendants of these four youngest children, 
(ii.) John Lake, also of Boston. 

Information wanted as to his marriage, death and descendants. From a 
family 'pedigree in my possession, he had a son William, a physician, 
who died in London about 1717, and from collateral wills he possibly 
had two other sons, Luke and Joseph. 
Any information regarding these Lakes will be most thankfully received. 
1 All Sainta Villas, Arthur Lake Swaixson, 

Cheltenham, England. Captain Royal Engineers. 



Jarvis — TUDOR. — Col. William Tudor married. March 5, 1773, Delia Jarvis of 
Boston, who during the siege lived on Noddle's Island with the family of a Mr. 
Williams. She was born Nov. 18, 1753, and died, at Washington, D. C, Sept. 7, 
1843. Her portrait, painted by John Wesley Jarvis, was loaued by Mr. Frederic 
Tudor of Brighton, Mass.. to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 
November. 1695, and is catalogued : " Portrait of the Artist's Sister and wife of 
Col. William Tudor." I would be obliged for any information that will prove 
the correctness of this catalogue statement, or for any data respecting John 
W. Jarvis, the painter. Charles Henry Hart. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 



Washburn- and Siifrwood.— Will any one interested in the English ancestry 
of these families kindly communicate with the undersigned? 

Geo. F. Tudor Sherwood. 
50.Beecroft Road, Brockleg, S. E., London, England. 



Rosinda Alden of Middleborough, Mass., married in either 1781 or 1783 
John Fobes of Bridgewater, Mass. Can anybody tell me who Rosinda's father 
was? Mary Fores Hasbrouck. 

234 East 47th St., Chicago, PI. 



Hoar— Way.— Information desired of parents of Eliza Hoar (b. 12 March, 
1822, at Pompey Hill, N. Y. ; m. William Way of Canastota, N. Y., 9 March, 
1845). Her father wis Leonard Hoar, who* emigrated from Saleim Mass., 
when? He was born about 1777. Who was his wife, and who were his 
parents? 

Wag.— Who were the ancestors of William Way of Canastota, b. 1816, son 
of William Way of Connecticut and Sarah Cole of Massachusetts. 

Fuller.— Did any of the Mayiiower Fullers emigrate to Marvland or Virginia 
about 17o0? 

Any information in regard to the above will be much appreciated. 

5000 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia. W. Filler Lietz. 






276 \Notes and Queries. [April, 

Pkout, Blake, Beyix : — 

I. "Who was Elizabeth Front who married Nathaniel Gilbert of Middle-town, 
Conn., Dec. 4. 17*2';? His first wife was Hannah Allen. 

II. Who was Sarah Blake who married Eleazer Gay lord of Middletown, 
Conn., before 1794? 

III. Who was Jane Bevin who married Nathaniel Bacon July 30, 172-1? 
723 Jefferson Are., Detroit, Mich. II. E. K. 



Butler. — Wanted, information concerning: parentage of Lieut. William But- 
ler, of Ipswich, Mass., born 1631; married Sarah Cross, daughter of Robert 
Cross. Sr., in 1075. F. O. Butler. 

212-21S Monroe St., Chicago. 



Richard Haze, Hays or Hayes, ensign and first lieutenant of train bands 
of Lyme, Conn., married Fatience Mack, Lyme, Conn., April 24, 1735. His 
children were Silas, Seth, Richard, John, Catharine, Titus, Fhilemon, Joseph. 
Wanted, the parentage of the above Ensign Richard Hayes. Haze, Hays. 

Fvanston, III. (Mrs.) Harriet Weeks. 



Rogers. — It has just come to my notice that Hannah, daughter of Rev. Feter 
Hobart, of Hiugham, born Mav 15, 1G3S, married (1) John Brown and (2) Oct. 
21, 1679, Jonx Rogers, and that she died at Bristol, R. I., Sept. 11, 1691. Was 
this John Rogers, Jr., of Duxbury, Bristol, etc.? And was Marah Browning 
his third wife, instead of his second? J. H. Deummond. 

Portland, Maine. 



Miscellaneous Queries : — 

1. Sarah Dix, born 1734 : married 1755, 27 March, Medford, Joshua Reed ; died 
1800, 9 Dec. Who were her parents? 

2. Fear Corsser, born 1685; died 1767, 2 Dec, Attleboro; married 1700, 8 Dec, 
Plympton, Mass., Samuel Cushman of Ply mpton (Thomas, Thomas, Robert); 
he was born 1687, 16 July. Her parentage desired. 

3. Taft. — Has anything been discovered as to maiden names of Robert 1 Taft's 
wife Sarah and his son Bobert-'s wife Elizabeth? 

4. Mary Hyde of Newton, married 1725. 9 Dec. Benjamin Murdock. Who 
was she? She took a letter from church in Newton to church in Uxbridge. 

Boston, Mass. Howard Redwood Guild. 

5. Thompson. — The parentage and wife of William Thompson of Dover, 
N. II., who died June 22, 1676. 

6. Fuss. — The ancestry of Zachariah Foss of Portsmouth, with dates. He 
was born about 1707. 

7. Knight.— Ezekiel Kniaht. of Wells in 1645. died 1687. He married 1st, 
Ann. living in 1655 : 2d, Esther, widow of John Lovering; 3d, Mary, widow of 
Valentine Hill and daughter of Gov. Theophilus Eaton. 

Wanted, — any information recrardin^r rirst two wives and dates of their mar- 
riages and the births of children. His father Robert, " a merchant of Bristol, 
England, was of York Co.. Me., in 1671, then aired 86 years.*' The name of his 
wife and the names and births of his children are wanted. Miss A. Hayes. 

Mercer Circle, Cambridge, Mass. 

8. Leonard. — Were the parents of Thomas Leonard, who married Sarah 
Walker of Taunton, June 23, 1726, John Leonard and Mary King? In the 
Walker genealogy. Sarah's husband is called Thomas Leonard, Jr. 

9. Sparhawk,. — Who were the parents of Elizabeth Sparhawk, who married 
Elijah Curtis of Oxford, Oct. 21, 1760? 

10. Whiting. — Was Sarah "Whiting, the wife of Samuel Sparhawk, a daughter 
of the Rev. Samuel Whiting, or of his brother Joseph? Authorities differ. 

11. Colsons of Weymauth. — From the Town Clerk of Weymouth I have obtained 
copies of the following Colson records: John Colson d. July 14, 1752. He ra. 

1st, Susanna , and 2d. Jan. 30, 1733, Deborah Sprague. His children 

were: 1. Thomas, b. Jan. 27, 1713; 2. Sarah, b. Feb. 7, 1715: 3. Ebenezer, 
b. March 14, 1716; 4. Brackley, b. Oct. 2. 1718: 5. Sarah, b. May 9. 1721; 
C. Infaut, b. ; 7. Elizabeth, b. March 4, 1723; 8. Ann, b. Jan. 1, 1725; 



1898.] Notes and Queries, 217 

9. Josiah, b. Jan. 21, 1727: 10. Infant, b. March 12, 1732; 11. Johu, b. Jan. 
27, 1734; 12, Christopher,' b. Oct, 2, 173G; 13. Deborah, b. Oct. 13, 17-43. Can 
any one tell who were the parents of John Colson and of his first wife Sus- 
anna? 

12. Pomeroy. — What was the name and who were the parents of the Miss 
Pomeroy, — said to have been a daughter of Dr. Pomeroy, of Middleboro', — who 
m. Zachariah Weston, Jr., of Plympton, about 1769? 

157 Franklin St., Astoria, X. Y. Charles Lyman Shaw. 



Historical Intelligence. 

The Harleian Society. — The annual meeting of this society was held in the 
Council Room at 140 Wardour street, London, W., on the 28th of January, Lord 
Amherst of Hackney in the chair. The report of the society stated that there 
were three hundred and thirty members, of whom one hundred and eighty-one 
subscribed to the Register section. Daring the year 1897 this society has issued 
three volumes to its members: (1) "The Visitations of Cambridgeshire in 
1575 and 1619," under the editorship of Mr. J. W. Clay, F.S.A. ; (2) " The Reg- 
isters of Durham Cathedral from the commencement in 1609 to the end of 
1896," fully annotated by the late Captain E. A. White, F.S.A., under the edi- 
torship of the Honorary Secretary, Mr. Armytage, F.S.A. , — this volume was 
dedicated to the Queen by Her Majesty's gracious permission; and (3) the con- 
cluding volume of "The Registers of St. George, Hanover Square, to the end 
of June 1837," when the Civil Registration Act came into force, also edited by 
the Honorary Secretary, Mr. Armytage. 

The society contemplates issuing for 1898, " The Visitation of Kent in 1619," 
or one of the Hampshire Visitations, and also "The Early Registers of St. 
Marti. i's in the Fields." 

Sir Charles Stuart Rich, F.S.A. , Dr. Colby, F.S.A. , and Mr. Thomas Brooke, 
F.S.A. . were re-elected on the council. 

The society is doing good work, and issuing its publications punctually. 
During the twenty-eight years of its existence it has issued sixty-rive volumes 
of Heralds' Visitations, Marriage Liceuses, Cathedral and Parish Registers, 
and other works relating to Heraldry, Genealogy aud Family History. 



Farrar's Indexes. — We have received an advance copy of " Index to Irish 
Marriages," 1771 to 1813, being a part of the Index to Births, Marriages and 
Deaths in Anthologia Hibernica from the notes of Sir Arthur Vicars, F.S.A., 
Ulster King of Arms, compiled by Henry Farrar, ediror of the Index to Obit- 
uary and Biographical Notices in the Gentleman's Magazine. It will be issued 
in two volumes, priee three guineas (£3 3. 0). The part before us is hand- 
somely printed and shows evidence of being carefully compiled. The complete 
work will be found a very useful compilation. 

The author writes us : " I am getting ready for the press the registers of St. 
Margaret's Westminster, a church in which the late Col. Joseph L. Chester took 
deep interest, and should much wish, if it were possible, to insert the sketch of 
his life in the volume, as well as for the kindly recollections I have of his geu- 
erous encouragement to persevere with my Iudex to Obituaries aud Biograph- 
ical Notices in Gentleman's Magazine to the end." 



Richard Sims, M.A. — It is pleasant to know that Mr. Sims, who is a Cor- 
responding Member of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, is still 
actively engaged in making researches in the archives and records of England 
for those who avail themselves of his skill and experience. The Editor of the 
Register has a list of testimonials from the Marquis of Bath, Lord Clermont, 
the Earl of Arran, Colouei Lane, Captain Spear, and others who have employed 
Mr. Sims. His advertisement appears with this number of the Register. 



Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 



278 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [April, 

especially service under the IT. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used -when the full names are known. 

Allen. — Frank W. Allen, of Skowhegan, Me., is gathering material for a 
history of the descendants of Charles Allen of Portsmouth, X. H. (1G57). 
Said descendants were pioneers of Eastern and South Eastern New Hampshire 
and Western Maine. Genealogists and parties interested are invited to corre- 
spond. 

Butterfield. — A genealogy of the descendants of Benjamin Butterfield is in 
preparation by A. A. Butterfield of Jacksonville, Vermont. 

Colesworthy. — William G. Colesworthy, 66 Cornhill, Boston, is gathering 
materials for a genealogy of the Colesworthy family. 

Foster. — Col. Fred C. Pierce, of ICO Washington street, Chicago, 111., is en- 
gaged in compiling the History and Genealogy of the Foster Family in America, 
from the time of the first arrival in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635 to 
the present time. 

Hayes. — A genealoqy of the descendants of Titus Hayes, who died in Hart- 
ford, Ohio, iu 1811, is in preparation by his great granddaughter, Mrs. Harriet 
Weeks, Evanston, Illinois. 

Piirmort. — The Purmort Genealogy is being compiled by Rev. C. H. Pur- 
mort, Waterloo, Iowa. 

Reynell — Toe — Steed. — I have been some time collecting notes on these 
families and shall be pleased to correspond with any interested. R spelled also 
Rennell, Ronnell, Reynal, Rene], &c. Poe said to have come from the Upper 
Palatinate of the Rhine to Yorkshire, thence to Devon and Ireland. 

Bristol, Eng. W. U. Reyxell Upham. 

Sjjicer. — I am collecting material for a Spiecer Genealogy, and wish all of 
the name or descendants from Spicers would correspond with me. 
Box 54, Groton, Conn. Susan Spicer Meech. 

Tilden. — In order to hasten the completion of a well advanced genealogy of 
the Tilden Family, the undersigned requests the favor of descendants, both of 
the Tilden name or otherwise, io send in all family, bible, gravestone and town 
records that they may have in their possesion, or may care to look up, with a3 
full a personal history of themselves, children or ancestors as they may care to 
have published. Wills and army records are especially desired. 

The Fensinere, 206 JIass. Ave., Boston, JIass. J. W. Linzee. 



NECROLOGY OF THE NEW-ENGLAND HISTORIC 
GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 

Prepared by the Historiographer, Rev. Geokge M. Adams, D.D., of Auburndale, Mass. 

The sketches of deceased members prepared for the Register are of 
necessity brief, because the space that can be appropriated is cpuite limited. 
Fuller sketches are printed in the annual " Proceedings " of the Society. 
Materials for still more extended memoirs are preserved in the Society's 
archives, and will be available for use in preparing the " Memorial Biocrra- 
phies," of which live volumes have been issued and a sixth volume is in 
preparation. The income from the Towne Memorial Fund is devoted to 
the publication of these volumes. 

Fredekic Lord Richardson', a resident member elected June 2, 1P80, died at 
Boston, January 29, 1898. He was born in Bath, Maine, November 7, 1821, and 
was the son of William and Harriet (Leland) Richardson. His early education 
was received at Bath and Gorham Academy. He tirst established himself in 






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business iu New York, but upon the death of his partner, returned to Boston. 
When the Hill Manufacturing Company, of Lewiston, Maine, was incorporated 
he was chosen as treasurer, and held the same office continuously for forty-live 
years until his death. To this position he brought an excellent business capac- 
ity, sound judgment and au integrity which was never questioned. His man- 
agement was followed by deserved success. As a citizen Mr. Richardson was 
always faithful to his obligations, but never sought nor held public office. His 
interest in New England and Boston was manifested by his membership iu this, 
as well as in the Bostonian Society. Of his private life it is needless to speak ; 
for here, as in ail the relations of life, he was faithful, and in his home and 
family, with the society of intimate friends he found his happiness. An up- 
right man, a good citizen, a kind and indulgent father, a firm friend, his loss 
will long be felt and his memory warmly cherished by all who enjoyed his ac- 
quaintance or friendship. Mr. Richardson was married in 1849 to Mary, only 
child of Homer Bartlett of Lowell and Boston, and left as surviving issue 
three sons. R. 



CORRECTION OF TILE NECROLOGY. 

The Proceedings for 1S93, page 39. Hon. James Wilson Clark died 5 June, 
1892, and not 4 June, 1892. (Letter from his son.) G. K. C. 

CORRECTIONS OF THE ROLLS OF MEMBERSHIP. 

It seems advisable to note in the Register the following corrections of the 
chronological " Roils of Membership," 18-44-1891, which were published by the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society in the spring of 16j2. 

On page xi. of the list of officers, the term of service, as a director, of Almon 
Danforth Hodges should read 1859-61, l^u2-78. 

On page 11 of the Rolls (Rev.) A.M., should be appended to the name of John 
Stetson Barry. 

The second name on page 34 should read Samuel Clarke Clarke, and not Sam- 
uel Cunis Clarke. 

Page 47. William Fletcher "Weld died 12 December, 1881, and not 30 Novem- 
ber, 1881, as stated in the Rolls and in the Proceedings for lbs2. p. 27. Cor- 
rection made by his sou. William Gordon Weld, who wrote the memoir of 
William Fletcher Weld for the Register. See Vol. -±5. p. 117. 

Page 48. Enoch Redington Mudge died 1 October, 1881; see Register, Vol. 
36, p. 90. 

Page C9. George Sheffield, LL.B., died 30 October, 1884, and not 30 Decem- 
ber, 18S4, as stated in the Rolls and in the Register, Vol. 40, p. 410. 

Page 71. For James William Clarke, A.M., Dorchester, read James Wilson 
Clark, Jr., New York. X. V. 

Page 74. Rev. William Sweetser Heywood now writes his middle name 
Sweetzer. 

Page 93. Charles Turell died 26 May, 1863 ; see Memorial Biographies, Vol. V. 

Page 9G. Richard Manning Chipmau (Rev.), A.B., was a resident of Athol, 
Mass., at the time of his election. 

Page 110- Benjamin Homer Hall graduated from Harvard University in 1851, 
and had the degree of A.B. See sketch in Register, Vol. 47, p. 371. 

Geo. K. Clarke, 
Committee on the Bolls of Membership. 



BOOK NOTICES. 

[The Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added^for postage when sent 
by mail.] 

The Smithsonian Institution, 1S4G-1S06. The History of its First Half Cen- 
tury. Edited by George Brown Goode. City of Washington. 1897. 8vo. 
pp. x-f-856. 

This volume is a very valuable history of the first half century of the Smith- 
sonian Institution, founded by that noble benefactor of our people, James 



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Smithson. Many students have there received training for their future life 
work, have there acquired knowledge and (more than this) deep and lasting 
stimulus and incentive to further investigation and research, even an abiding 
enthusiasm for learning. A list of the writers of the different chapters of this 
work comprises many men eminent for their scholarship. This noble Institu- 
tion stands for education, one of the pillars on which our great republic rests. 
We lay stress (and rightly) on a free ballot and a free press, but we sometimes 
forget that these precious privileges are almost valueless without education; 
this is the great basis on which liberty rests. As long as the people are edu- 
cated, as long as they are taught to tiiink and act for themselves (above all to 
seek truth) so long will our government remain well grounded and secure. A 
great institution of learning should offer man}' elective courses of study (like 
Harvard University, for instance,) should encourage speculation, individual 
study and research, not always along a beaten path, but according to the bent of 
each student who there seeks knowledge. But the student should ever be faith- 
ful and reverent, should ever keep truth for his guide, should ever make that 
the loadstar, the goal of all his striving. To the thoughtful student, life (with 
all its deep problems) presents continuous aud countless opportunities for edu- 
cation. And all education should tend towards the ideal, for that is the true 
end anu aim of life. And all so called practical achievements (whether in the 
material or intellectual domain) are of value only as we idealize them and make 
them contribute to the higher life. Life is more than meat and raiment, more 
even than the acquirement of knowledge, it is (in so far as we earnestly strive 
to live it rightly) progress, unending progress, in things moral, in things spirit- 
ual, in things eternal. 
By Daniel Rollins, Esq., of Boston. 

A History of the Plantation of Menunkatuck and of the Original Town of Guil- 
ford, Connecticut, comprising the present towns of Guilford and Madison! Writ- 
ten largely from the manuscripts of the Hon. Ralph Dunning Smyth, by 
Bernard Christian Steiner. Published by the Author. Baltimore. 1897*. 
8vo. pp. 538. Price S4. 

This work was announced by us in April of last year. It furnishes a tho- 
rough history of the ancient town of Guilford. Dr. Steiner gives a list of the 
previous histories of that town, the first of which was a sketch of its history bv 
Thomas Buggies, Jr., printed over a century ago. In 1*27 Dr. David Dudley Field 
prepared a sketch of the history of Guilford and Madison for the Connecticut 
Academy of Arts and Sciences, using Mr. Buggles's work as a basis. In 1832, 
he revised it. "About 1840, this sketch was revised and enlarged by B. D. 
Smyth. After Mr. Smyth's death [in 1874, see Register, vol. 29, p. 32Q] this 
manuscript was found among his papers by his son-in-law, Hon. Lewis H. 
Steiner, edited by him and published by Munsell in 1877." 

The origin of the book before us is thus given in the preface by Dr. Steiner: 
" Among my grandfather's papers were considerable collections of materials he 
had intended to use for a history of Guilford. Among these was a fragment 
of a complete history of the town written by Mr. Smyth shortly before his death. 
This forms with some changes the first four chapters of the present work aud 
a part of the fifth. It is probable that I should have written part of it some- 
what differently, but it seemed best to permit this record of his ripened knowl- 
edge of Guilford history to remain without essential change. The rest of the 
book was prepared from Mr. Smyth's manuscript collections, the town records 
and other available sources. Owing to the extensive materials at hand, it is be- 
lieved the work is to a considerable degree exhaustive aud complete." The 
compiler has acted wisely in printing Judge Smyth's history without essential 
change. 

Dr. Steiner deserves much praise for the thorough manner in which he has 
done his work on this book, and the inhabitants and natives of Guilford owe 
him a debt of gratitude. 

Early American Poetry. The Poems of Roger Welcott, Esq. 1725. Boston: 
The Club of Odd Volumes. 1*98. Sra. 4to. pp. 14-f78-f-l. 100 numbered 
copies and 10 unnumbered priuted on hand-made paper, and one copy marked 
A. 

This is the latest publication of "The Club of Odd Volumes." The Club 
was organized in 1887, and has reproduced for members the following books 







































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and engravings : 1, Portrait of Frauds Bernard, governor of Massachusetts. 
2, Works of George Cmikshank in Oil, Original Drawings, etc. 3, The Women 
of the Court of Louis XV. 4, The Last Years of Louis XV. Numbers 3 and 
4 were translated from the French of Imbert de Saint-Amaud. The Illustra- 
tions of these works are faithfully reproduced. 

In 1894, a series of reprints of Early American Poetry was begun. The first 
issued was New England's Crisis, by Benjamin Tompson. The second, iu 1S95, 
was New England or a brief enarration of the Ayre, Earth, Water, Fish and 
Fowles of the Country. The third in 1896, was A Poem and Elegy by Cotton 
Mather. The fourth in 1896, Elegies and Epitaphs, 1677-1717. 

The volume before us is the fifth of the series of Early American Poetry. 
It is the first book of poetry printed in Connecticut. It is entitled: "Poeti- 
cal Meditations being the Improvement of Vacant Hours. By Roger Wolcott, 
Esq. With a Preface By the Revered Mr. Bulkley of Colchester. New Lou- 
don, Printed and Sold by T. Green, 1725.'' 

The author of this book, Roger Wolcott, was a governor of Connecticut as 
were his son and grandson. He was a grandson of Henry Walcott, who came 
to New England in 1630, and became the aucester of a distinguished family. He 
was great great grandfather of Hon. Roger Wolcott, the present governor of 
Massachusetts. 

The poems are reproduced page for page and line for line, and the title page 
is a photographic facsimile. The Club is doiug good service to the lovers of 
ancient books by these reproductions. 

Original Documents relating to the Life and Administration of William Burnet, 
Governor of New York and New Jersey. 1720-1728, and of Massachusetts and 
New Hampshire, 1728-1729. Compiled by William Nelson. Paterson, 
N. J. : The Press Printing and Publishing Co"., 269 Main St. 1897. 8vo. 

Mr. Nelson has done a good service in collecting and printing the documents 
in this volume. In his preface, the compiler says : "The personal character- 
istics of Governor William Burnet were so prominent that the student of his 
public career is led to desire to know more of his private life. His dual admin- 
istration of New York and New Jersey, and later of Massachusetts and New 
Hampshire, was an interesting experiment in Provincial and Colonial govern- 
ment." 

The volume contains Funeral Sermons on Governor Burnet's wife and himself 
from contemporary MS. copies in thelibrary of the New Jersey Historical Society ; 
the will and inventory of Governor Burnet; two poems on Governor Burnet's 
arrival at Boston in 1728, oue by Rev. Mather Byles, and the other anonymous; 
and other writings showing his personal and political character. The book 
makes a handsome volume. 

New Englands Prospect. A true, lively, and experimentall description of that 
part of America, commonly called New England; discovering the state of that 
Countrie, both a* it stands to our new-come English Planters; and to the old- 
Native Inhabitants. Laying downe that ichich may enrich the knowledge of the 
mind-travelling Reader, or benefit the future Voyager. By William Wood. 
Printed at London by Tho. Cotes, for lohn Bellamie, aud are to be sold at 
his shop, at the three Golden Lyons in Corne-hill, neare the Royall Exchange. 
1634. 

This is an exact reprint of what the late Charles Deane, LL.I)., calls in his 
preface to the Prince Society's edition, " the earliest topographical account, 
worthy to be so entitled, of the Massachusetts Colony. It was first printed in 
1634, and other editions were printed in 1635 and 1639. A century and a quarter 
later, an edition was printed at Boston, Massachusetts, by Thomas and John 
Fleet, with au introductory essay and footnotes. A century later, in 166.3, the 
Prince Society issued an edition as one of their publications. It has a Preface 
by the late Dr. Charles Deane, and a reprint of the essay prefixed to the 1764 
edition. 

The present edition has been issued by Hon. Eben Moody Boynton, of West 
Newbury, Mass. He has conferred a benefit on New England people, as the 
Prince Society's edition has for some years been out of print. The work is 
now made, accessible to the general public. Mr. Boynton has prefixed au in- 
teresting Introduction. The price of this reprint is §2. 
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John Winchester, 1616-1694. a Settler of Neio England, and One Line of his 
Descendants. By George Rogers Pressox. 214 Battery Street, San Frau- 
cisco, Cal. 8vo. pp. -to. 1897. Price 81. 

This little book is a very carefully prepared genealogical record of one sec- 
tion of this old New England family. It gives a sketch, of John Winchester 
and his settlement at Hingham, Mass., in 1635, and later at Muddy River where 
his descendants lived for many generations. After giving an account of the 
early members of the family, the author follows the record of all those who 
descend from one of the early members. 

The work is well arranged and goes into much detail, giving dates of births, 
deaths and marriages and the civil and military records of all those whose names 
appear, and the book will undoubtedly be of great interest to those who are of 
the Winchester blood. 

Mr. Bresson has done his work in an admirable way, and deserves credit for 
the accuracy of his dates and facts, considering that he lives and works so far 
away from the original records. 

It is to be hoped that other members of the Winchester family, which start- 
ing from New England has spread to all parts of this country, will take pattern 
from this work, and print the records and sketches of ail the branches of che 
family. * * * 

Brookline : Tlie History of a Favored Town. By Charles Kxowles Bolton, 

Librarian of the Public Library. Brookline. Massachusetts : published by C. 

A. W. Spencer, 18'J7. Post 8vo. pp. 213. Price in cloth $2, in half morocco 

$3. 

Mr. Bolton, who, when this book was published, was librarian of the Public 
Library of Brookline, is now librarian of the Boston Athenamm, which posi- 
tion has been held by some able librarians, such as William F. Poole, Charles 
A. Cutter, and lastly by William C. Lane, now Harvard's librarian. 

" As an important residence district." says the author in his Preface, " iu 
one of the oldest, wealthiest and large.it centres of the population of the 
United States, Brookline must always have a certain claim to distinction, much 
like that of Belgravia in London." Of this i: favored town," Mr. Bolton has 
given us an interesting history, from the settlement of " Muddy River " to the 
present time. The arrangement of the book is chronological. Besides are- 
cord of important event- that have occurred in this town, showing its social, 
religious, industrial and literary history, the author does not neglect the geol- 
ogy, botany and ornithology of Brookline. The volume is illustrated with fine 
engravings of ancient and modern buildings. A map showing the larger orig- 
inal allotments, with the brooks, hills, etc., accompanies the book. It is well 
indexed. 

Acts and Resolves of Massachusetts. Reprinted under Chapter 10 1 of the Re- 
solves of 1889. Boston: 1890-1897. 11 vols. From 1780 to 1801. 8vo. 

In June, 1889, the General Court of Massachusetts passed a resolve that the 
Secretary of the Commonwealth ; ' cause to be collated, indexed and published 
. . . .all tiie acts and resolves of the general court from the adoptiou of the con- 
stitution to the year eighteen hundred and six, together with such portion of 
the acts and resolves of that year as he may find necessary in order to make 
such publication complete to the time when full publication of the said acts and 
resolves has already been made." 

The secretary, in compliance with this resolve, has issued eleven volumes, the 
first in 1S90 and the last in 1^97. He includes the Acts and Resolves from 1780 
to the close of the January session of 1801. The editorial work is well clone 
and each volume is thoroughly indexed. 

Proceedings of the Fitchburg Historical Society and Papers relating to the History 
of the Town read by some of the M.hib^rs. Volume II. Fitchburg, Mass.: 
Published by the Historical Society. 1S97. 8vo. pp. 44-315. Cloth. Price $2. 

The second volume of the Proceedings of the Fitchburg Historical Society 
makes a handsome volume, and is rilled with well written papers illustrating the 
history of that city. The papers are The Birth of Fitchburg. Tavern Days and 
Taverns iu Fitchburg, Stage Coaches, First Half Century of High Schools in 
Fitchburg, School Affairs iu Fitchburg fifty years ago, a Dame School in Fitch- 
burg sixty years ago, Church Discipline in Fitchburg aad Fitchburg Pioneers in 
Kansas. The volume has a good index. 



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Brown University Class of '72. Record, 1S72-1S97. Printed for Private Dis- 
tribution.